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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

Creating policies to control local accounts

If you enable local admin accounts, for users who require them, you should also enforce a set of policies to ensure the local accounts have strong authentication standards. On domain-joined computers, Group Policy can be used to specify the settings of the local account policy, which contains two subsets:

  • Password policy: These policy settings determine the controls for local account passwords, such as enforcement and lifetimes
  • Account lockout policy: These policy settings determine the circumstances and length of time for which an account will be locked out of the system when the password is entered incorrectly

Password policy

The password policy enforces specific values that control how often the password is changed, how complex it is, and whether users can reuse old passwords. The default values are shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.2 – Local Security Policy’s password policy

Figure 4.2 – Local Security Policy’s password...