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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

Upgrading to Windows 11

With the introduction of Windows 10, there was a change to the installation mantra. Earlier, it was recommended you create a golden image and always perform a wipe-and-load sequence. Now, since Windows 10, it is recommended you perform an in-place upgrade, and this has not changed with Windows 11. The same techniques you are familiar with in Windows 10 can be used with Windows 11.

The various feature updates of Windows 10 have already used the mechanisms of the in-place update. Therefore, the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11 feels more like another feature release and goes smoothly and without problems. Windows 11 has 99.7% application compatibility. Out of more than 1.2 million applications tested, just over 3,000 applications are not compatible as of Spring 2022. Therefore, an in-place upgrade is the way to go if you want to move from Windows 10 to Windows 11 quickly. Microsoft customers with an E3/E5 contract can get compatibility assistance when...