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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 telemetry

The advent of forced telemetry in Windows 10 caused a stir in the IT pro and enterprise administration space. For those unaware of this, Windows 10 and 11 keep logs of many activities performed on them and ship those (anonymized) data points back to Microsoft for advanced analytics. Before you panic, let us explore what is collected and why.

What is collected? Let’s take a look:

  • The type of hardware being used
  • Applications installed and usage details
  • Reliability information on device drivers

Why is it collected?

Microsoft gives many reasons for collecting this data. The general takeaway here should be that Microsoft uses telemetry to do its best on the functionality of future versions, as well as spending the resources to fix problems in a real-world priority scenario. For example, in the past, if 10,000,000 crashes occurred in Explorer.exe daily in the world and they all had the same debugging call stack in them, Microsoft might...