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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

User Account Control

User Account Control (UAC) is a fundamental security control that helps mitigate the impact of malware, yet some enterprise administrators disable UAC at the request of the users because it is seen as an annoying and unnecessary prompt that gets in the way of productivity. The feature has improved greatly since it was first launched (as part of Windows Vista), so we encourage you to ensure this is enabled across all managed computers in your environment. Microsoft tests all software with the defaults enabled, therefore disabling UAC may cause unexpected results for application launches or security configurations.

With UAC enabled, Windows 11 prompts for consent, or for credentials of a valid local administrator account, before starting a program or task that requires a full administrator access token. This prompt ensures that no malicious software can be silently installed.

If the user is logged on with local admin rights (which is not recommended), the consent...