In order to successfully deploy the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with SmartDeploy, you'll need to use SmartDeploy version 1.1.5010 or later.
Additionally, this UEFI Class 3 device automatically adds a BCD firmware entry for any present bootable USB media on each boot. This means that even with the UEFI "Alternate System Boot Order" set to "SSD Only", the machine will still boot to a bootable USB device on each boot.
Therefore when deploying the machine via offline USB media, the machine would reboot back to SmartDeploy once the image had been applied and the machine rebooted for the first time. Not only is this not desired, but it causes an issue with the deployment if you then remove the USB stick, reboot the system, and let the deployment continue.
To this end SmartDeploy 1.1.5010 adds an additional Deploy Wizard advanced feature to shutdown the machine when the Deploy Wizard ends. By selecting this, it will provide a chance to remove any bootable media, and then power on the machine. The deployment will then continue and complete successfully.
If you use PXE boot either from the USB dongle adapter or the dock, and there is no USB boot media present, then you can let the machine reboot as normal.
If you have any issues, please contact us at SmartDeploy Support.
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