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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

Local Administrator Password Solution

If a single password is configured for the local admin accounts across all domain-joined computers, there is a high risk that it can be used in a widespread attack to install malware, elevate privileges, or gain access to sensitive files. To resolve this issue, Microsoft offers the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). This works by setting a different random password on every computer in the domain and storing that password in AD, or Azure AD if it is used. Administrators can choose who can access those passwords in order to support the PCs.

The solution is built into AD and doesn’t require any other supporting technologies or licenses. LAPS uses the Group Policy client-side extension (CSE) or CSP that you install on managed computers to perform all management tasks. The solution’s management tools provide easy configuration and administration.

Once configured, you can create Group Policy settings to enable local administrator...