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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

Evolution of WaaS

Microsoft has continued to evolve the WaaS journey with the release of Windows 11. Considering this, to help enterprise environments keep up, Microsoft has made significant investments in tools and process development focused on deployment, Autopilot being probably the best example.

While the tools changed, the idea of configuring and tweaking an image without having to go through time-consuming task sequence steps and rigorous and methodical tweaking of settings is certainly a boon for the enterprise administrator (and perhaps a bane for the deployment-focused IT professional). It’s my firm belief that IT is heading down a path where imaging (as we now know it) will be a thing of the past, where a Windows 11 machine can be plugged into a network, joined to Active Directory or Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), and policies are pushed down to configure the user experience (UX). I further suspect that eventually, a container-like technology will take hold...