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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

Upgrade expectations

Historically, when Windows upgraded, it carried all its baggage with it from the previous install (for better or for worse). Windows 10 and 11, however, seem to have deviated from this. Now, if an application is deemed incompatible with the build being upgraded to, the application will simply not be present in the post-upgrade operating system. One can use the /Compat command-line switch to automatically address compatibility issues. Documentation on this function is located here:

Windows should warn the user of this prior to upgrading and, if ignored, report this in a report file at C:\Windows\Panther named miglog.xml that the application was not migrated forward.

When first faced with this news, it is logical to assume that this is a complete disaster and a poor choice. However, consider the upgrade process as a guardian of sorts. The upgrade option will not be available if compatibility issues are present. If an application is...