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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

Image customization

In an enterprise environment with many legacy applications and department configurations, deploying an image preconfigured and set up for the user makes a lot of sense. Standing up an MDT environment in an enterprise is a relatively easy task (usually, it takes more change in control/security procedures than actual install/setup time) that can be completed in an afternoon in most cases. Customizing the image is best done with reproducible tooling, and MDT will help with that as you can modify the default user profile.

This can be done for branding purposes or application delivery that stores itself entirely within the user profile folder structure. Once the customizations are completed, the profile is captured as the default administrator profile, so future logons inherit the customization.

Imaging process

Once your image is baked, you can take it and deploy it with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or MDT or even give it to an original equipment...