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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 user identity security

In our defense-in-depth look at securing Windows 11 systems, this section looks at the security measures we can take to protect user identity security. This section will cover Windows Hello for Business and Microsoft Defender Credential Guard.

Windows Hello for Business

Windows Hello for Business is a secure authentication solution that uses two-factor authentication on devices to replace passwords. The two factors used for authentication are a device-tied user credential and a biometric or PIN. A PIN is more secure than a password as it is tied to the device.

The following problems with passwords are addressed with Windows Hello:

  • It’s difficult to remember strong passwords, leading to reuse across sites
  • Passwords can be exposed upon breach/phishing attacks
  • Replay attacks on passwords

Windows Hello authenticates user identities to allow them access to the following:

  • Microsoft Account
  • Microsoft Active...