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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)


In the wake of several high-profile malware events, it comes almost as no surprise that SMB1 is not enabled by default. The security vulnerabilities, in addition to the serious performance problems with the now-ancient file transfer protocol, are enough to push this over the edge. Undoubtedly, some enterprises will be running ancient file services (filer appliances that were never updated, old OS installs that can't be upgraded, and so on--the skeletons in the enterprise closet so to speak). And for those, enable away I suppose. Or maybe join the 2000s finally and leave them off.

For those who are not convinced, from Microsoft's own Ned Pyle, who owned SMB for some time as a PM:

When using SMB1, you lose key protections offered by later SMB protocol versions, such as:

  • Pre-authentication integrity (SMB 3.1.1+