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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 deployment tools

It is not easy to select deployment tools. Different people will have different preferences and therefore favor different deployment tools. But perhaps we can roll up to the question from a different angle, as it is just the same if you use MDT, MECM, or a third-party deployment. You also need to decide whether you want to continue installing on-premises, or whether you are on the way to modern management with MDM and AAD (or have already arrived there). Accordingly, the deployment tool should be able to handle this option. MECM is well positioned for a transition with its co-management option.

It is important to use the latest ADK delivered with the Windows 11 release you are deploying. Your ADK should be one release older at the most, so have a look at the known issues page of the ADK before picking it. From this important requirement and the release cadence of one Windows 11 release per year, we come to the next prerequisite.

Your chosen deployment...