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Windows 10 for Enterprise Administrators

By : Richard Diver, Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes
Book Image

Windows 10 for Enterprise Administrators

By: Richard Diver, Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes

Overview of this book

Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 is a step toward satisfying enterprise administrators' needs for management and user experience customization. This book provides enterprise administrators with the knowledge needed to fully utilize the advanced feature set of Windows 10 Enterprise. This practical guide shows Windows 10 from an administrator's point of view. You'll focus on areas such as installation and configuration techniques based on your enterprise requirements, various deployment scenarios and management strategies, and setting up and managing admin and other user accounts. You'll see how to configure Remote Server Administration Tools to remotely manage Windows Server and Azure Active Directory. Lastly, you will learn modern mobile device management for effective BYOD and how to enable enhanced data protection, system hardening, and enterprise-level security with the new Windows 10 in order to prevent data breaches and to impede attacks. By the end of this book, you will know the key technologies and capabilities in Windows 10 and will confidently be able to manage and deploy these features in your organization.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Installation and Upgrading

In this chapter, you'll learn the concepts and best practices of the new deployment options introduced with Windows 10. We will look into the traditional wipe and load method and the complementing new options of in-place upgrade and provisioning and provide some context to the difference these deployment options can make. Finally, we will look at the improvements made with the Windows 10 Redstone Branch 1607/1703/1709, also known as Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update, and learn some tips and tricks for a smooth in-place upgrade.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Differences between Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, and Long-Term Servicing Branch
  • Risks and support life cycles of these branches
  • New deployment methods: in-place upgrade and provisioning
  • Limitations and blocker of in-place upgrade
  • Problems of traditional wipe and load
  • Improvements in deployment since Windows 10 1511
  • Tips and tricks for a smooth in-place upgrade from 7, 8.1, or 10 to 10
  • Selecting the correct deployment tool