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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

Privileged Access Workstation

If you really want to take security seriously, then you need to provide the highest levels of security for your privileged accounts to prevent malicious behavior through compromised access. Microsoft has developed a complete set of guidance materials on how to configure specific workstations used by administrators and other privileged accounts to carry out sensitive tasks, such as systems administration and high-value financial transactions.

In this model, the computers are designated specifically for privileged access, blocking any other accounts from logging on interactively or via the network. Instead of logging on to the computer as a standard user and elevating privileges to gain access to sensitive information and systems, the user logs onto the PAW computer directly with the privileged account and carries out the tasks required.

This system works by preventing the usual risky behaviors such as internet browsing, opening emails and attachments...