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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)

Create policies to control local accounts

If you enable local admin accounts, for users that require them, you should also enforce a set of policies to ensure the local accounts have strong authentication standards. On domain joined computers, Group Policy can be used to specify the settings of the local account policy, which contains two subsets:

  • Password Policy: These policy settings determine the controls for local account passwords, such as enforcement and lifetimes
  • Account Lockout Policy: These policy settings determine the circumstances and length of time for which an account will be locked out of the system when the password is entered incorrectly

Password policy

The password policy enforces specific values that control...