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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

Servicing and patching

When we talk about changes to the way to service (or patch) Windows, it’s important to first understand how things worked with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Each month, Microsoft released somewhere between 1 and 20 individual fixes for each one: some security updates, and some non-security updates. Most of these patches were General Distribution Release (GDR), meaning available on Windows Update (WU), WSUS, and Windows Update Catalog. Some patches were released under Limited Distribution Release (LDR) (also formerly known as Quick Fix Engineering (QFE)). LDR packages contain other fixes that have not undergone such extensive testing and resolve issues that only a fraction of the millions of Windows users might ever encounter. These LDR patches need to be downloaded on separate KB pages or sometimes requested from Microsoft services.

Most organizations deploy security fixes right away. But the non-security fixes sometimes aren’t deployed at all,...