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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)

Local Administrator Password Solution

Where do you store the password of the local admin account on every PC in your domain? Options include:

  • The account is disabled, only use a domain account/group for local admin rights (what about when the domain isn't available?)
  • Use the same password on every machine, set at the time it is built (great way to allow malware to spread across the entire network in seconds!)
  • Use a spreadsheet or other centralized notes to record them for other admins to access-but it's okay because it's on a secure network share and password protected (because no one could possibly make a copy or crack the weak security of Excel, right?)

And what do you do when you want to change the password after your system has been compromised, or one of your admins leaves, or a user has discovered the password and is now using it to install software and...