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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

Windows account types

The Windows 11 operating system supports five types of accounts, each used to enable different functionalities:

  • Service account: These accounts are used to run background services and are assigned specific permissions. They are not used to log in to the system but may be used remotely. Domain-joined computers may have additional service accounts assigned to enable central administration.
  • Local user account: By default, at least one local user account is created to run as the local administrator when first configuring the operating system. Depending on how Windows is installed, this account may be a generic account, such as an administrator, or it could be named after the first user who completes the first-time run wizard and chooses not to register a Microsoft account. These accounts are governed by the local password policies, which can be configured via Group Policy or a device/application management service such as Microsoft Intune.
  • Microsoft...