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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

Hardware requirements for Windows 11

In many ways, Windows 11 represents an innovation, coming six years after the release of Windows 10. Not only is it a major release for the first time since Windows 8.1, which causes support for several older CPU generations to expire, but it also represents a milestone on the client level with the end of 32-bit support. What we are already used to on the server side beginning with Server 2008 (Server 2008 was the first server OS offered as a 64-bit version only) will now also become standard for client operating systems. Windows 11 and all future versions will only be released as 64-bit (also on the ARM side). More details about the reasons for this CPU decision can be found in the CPU limitations section further on in this chapter.

Official (minimum) requirements

There are other important system requirements that can also be a stumbling block, such as UEFI, TPM 2.0, and so on. Therefore, let’s take a closer look at the minimum requirements...