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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)
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Chapter 9: Advanced Configurations

SCT

For those concerned with security, Microsoft has had the SCT for some time. This tool lets you take trusted secure baseline configurations from https://packt.link/OxKKv, Microsoft, and others and make them into Group Policies that you can import into your environment. Generally speaking, using this tool to securely configure your environment is preferred rather than going off into the woods on your own. The reasons for this are set out here:

  • The guidelines are created by expert security entities and professionals.
  • When you have trouble and have to get support, is it better to say We followed the SCT template for secure desktops or We did a bunch of tweaks to the registry and security settings and now it doesn’t work? The list of baselines is pretty comprehensive (Windows 11 is in the works at the time of writing and is available at https://packt.link/Mb2GF).

Note

For more information about SCM and its implications on security profiles, consult Chapter...