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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

Microsoft Autopilot

Microsoft Autopilot fills a gap in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, making IT organizations that use it more flexible on hardware acquisitions. Need to programmatically upgrade from the OEM-installed Windows Home SKU to Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise? No problem!

Microsoft Autopilot works by leveraging features available in Windows client OSes, Azure AD, and mobile device management (MDM) services such as Microsoft Intune, formerly Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM). Naturally, for someone to autopilot a computer from a typical store, an internet connection is required. DNS resolution for external names and ports 80 (HTTP), 443 (HTTPS), and 123 (UDP/NTP) need to be open.

The system in question authenticates with Azure AD. Once authentication happens, Microsoft Intune or another MDM solution can be used to trigger the enrollment of the device. Windows Update and Delivery Optimization are used to deliver updates, updated Microsoft Store applications, Office...