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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

Selecting the edition and channel version

Windows 11 is available in different stock-keeping units (SKUs) (also known as editions) besides the Home edition, which doesn’t play a role in the professional environment. Other available editions include Pro, Pro for Workstation, Education, Enterprise, and Enterprise LTSC. For business use, you should go with Enterprise or Pro/Pro for Workstation, depending on your licensing.

There are also other special editions, such as the Team edition, which is installed on the Surface Hub, the Holographic edition, which runs on Microsoft Hololens, and the IoT Enterprise edition, which is a variation of Enterprise LTSC in terms of licensing, but not in terms of bits and bytes.

In addition, there is a new SE for Education version, which is kind of “Windows 11 light.” It has a reduced hardware floor for cost-effective devices in education, as well as SKUs such as Multi-Session, other special SKUs, and regional variants (N/KN...