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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)

The Windows ICD

In the not-so-distant past, it was quite common place for an IT administrator to purchase a computer with a perfectly good Windows OS preinstalled and then bring it into the corporate environment by re-imaging with a corporate image. The reasons for this vary from organization to organization, but often contain the usual suspects of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) installed cruft, trial applications, or even the wrong SKU of Windows. This is a rather inefficient process that needlessly throws out the whole operating system when only a small subset needs to be reconfigured.

With Windows 10, Microsoft is aiming to change this behavior through a technology known as provisioning packages. Provisioning packages are configuration bundles that can set core OS settings as well as install drivers or applications. There is, perhaps, no better indication of Microsoft...