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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)

Controlled folder access

The new Controlled folder feature is designed to protect against malware and ransomware that may attempt to encrypt all accessible files. This feature is designed to only allow specific apps to access and gain read/write permissions to specified folders. When enabled, the feature monitors a default list of folders, such as the Desktop, Pictures, Videos, and Documents folders, and others can be specified as required. If an app attempts to make a change to the files in these folders and the app is blacklisted by the feature, you get a notification about the attempt.

To enable Controlled folder access in Windows 10, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Windows Defender Security Center.
  2. Click on the Virus & threat protection icon.
  3. On the next page, click on the Virus & threat protection settings link.
  4. Enable the option Controlled folder...