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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

Virtual desktops

Windows 11 represents a convergence of methods to access applications and enterprise data. While Virtual Drive Infrastructure (VDI) has been ubiquitous in most enterprise environments for some time, the method of configuring the Windows image has been an iterative improvement process. Azure Virtual Desktop, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dev Box are offerings from Microsoft that represent different approaches to the virtual desktop space:

  • Azure Virtual Desktop is an offering from Microsoft that can be run in Azure or on-prem
  • Microsoft 365 is a pre-configured, cloud-based service that provides a desktop to users from anywhere
  • Microsoft Dev Box is a managed service that allows developers to spin up ready-to-use virtual machines that are pre-configured for a specific product or project

These offerings bring VDI access to organizations that don’t have the expertise or up-front resources needed to run on-prem VDI farms, allowing for greater flexibility...