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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

Configuration and Customization

In this chapter, you’ll learn best practices for image creation and customization. The methods discussed will primarily be applicable to the Windows 11 Enterprise and Education editions. If your environment also includes the Professional edition, you will find that some recommended settings do not work or apply as expected. Microsoft used to maintain an index of settings that only apply to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions; with the release of Windows 11, guidance has been removed on these settings for some reason. Windows 11 Education Edition (or SE) does have a few settings that can be changed on the device, listed here:

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Evolution of Windows as a Service (WaaS)
  • Image customization
  • Microsoft Autopilot
  • Upgrade expectations
  • Security mitigation
  • Security Compliance Toolkit (SCT)
  • Microsoft telemetry