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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By : Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver
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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By: Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver

Overview of this book

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of new security measures, customizability, and accessibility features that can help your organization run more smoothly. But, without a proper introduction to this new version of Windows, it’s easy to miss the most important improvements, along with configuration options that will make migrating to Windows 11 frictionless. Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators helps you understand the installation process, configuration methods, deployment scenarios, and management strategies. You’ll delve into configuring Remote Server Administration Tools for remote Windows Server and Azure Active Directory management. This edition emphasizes PowerShell's role in automating administrative tasks, and its importance in Windows 11 and Windows Server management. It also provides comprehensive insights into Windows 11 updates, including Version 21H2 and 22H2, contrasting them with Windows 10, ensuring your knowledge stays current with the latest enhancements in the Windows ecosystem. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped with Windows 11's vital technologies and potentials, enabling you to adeptly oversee and implement these attributes within your company.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Chapter 9: Advanced Configurations

Windows 11 – Installation and Upgrading

In this chapter, you will learn the concepts and best practices for installing the new Windows 11 to prepare you for the move to Windows 11 in the most feasible way. We will cover the new hardware requirements for Windows 11 and look at different installation options, such as the classic and well-known wipe-and-load option, the frequently used in-place upgrade option, and the more modern Windows Autopilot option.

This chapter demonstrates the conditions under which an in-place upgrade is possible. It will explain the new Modern Lifecycle Policy of Windows 11 and what effect it has on the older Windows 10. We will provide decision support for choosing the right channel (annual or LTSC). Additionally, we will show which activation options are available in an enterprise environment. We will round this chapter off with tips and tricks for a smooth in-place upgrade.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Differences...