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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

Ensuring hardware security

We need to secure our hardware through device protection. Hackers have historically easily compromised a device before it is booted by dropping in rootkit malware without it even being noticed. It remains undetected after the device starts.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the Microsoft Pluton security processor, Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity, and Windows Defender System Guard are all measures that can be used to provide the integrity of the device and OS before it even starts up. We will look at these measures in detail in the following sections.


TPM is a hardware-based security measure that provides tampering protection and can provide device health attestation. At the heart of TPM is a secure crypto-processor chip used for actions such as cryptographic key generation, storing, and use limitation.

Device health attestation enables trust to be established for a managed device based on the hardware and software components under the control...