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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)

Manage user sign in options

Windows 10 Enterprise offers a range of configurable options to manage the account logon process. Some of the features are designed to increase security, others are to improve the user experience.

The following settings can be configured via GPO to ensure a consistent approach across all domain-joined computers:

Setting name


Turn on convenience PIN

This setting should be disabled as it causes the password to be cached in the system vault; instead, use the Hello for Business feature, which we will see later in this chapter.

Turn off picture password sign in

This policy should be enabled to prevent the use of this feature. Picture password sign in enables the user to sign in with a unique gesture based on their picture, but also causes the user's password to be cached in the system vault. Windows Hello for Business is...