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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)

Microsoft telemetry

The advent of forced telemetry in Windows 10 caused a stir in the IT Pro and Enterprise administration space. For those unaware of this, Windows 10 keeps logs of many activities performed on it and ships those (anonymized) data points back to Microsoft for advanced analytics. Before you panic, let's explore what is collected and why.

What is collected?

  • Type of hardware being used
  • Applications installed and usage details
  • Reliability information on device drivers

Why is it collected?

Microsoft gives many reasons for collecting this data. The general takeaway here should be that Microsoft uses telemetry to do its best on the functionality of future versions as well as spending the resources to fix problems in a real-world priority scenario. For example, in the past, if 10,000,000 crashes occurred in Explorer.exe daily in the world and they all had the same...