Implementing Windows 10

After installing Windows 10, there's a lot of work to do: configuring device drivers, setting up the user interface, and getting ready to administer the OS in the enterprise. This course prepares you to perform these essential implementation steps.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 4, 2018
Duration
2h 51m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 4, 2018
Duration
2h 51m
Description

Implementing Windows 10 in an enterprise involves a great deal of post-installation setup. In this course, Implementing Windows 10, you'll learn about the devices and device drivers that require setup, testing, and troubleshooting so Windows can function correctly and reliably. First, you'll learn to use the Settings applet, Control Panel, and PowerShell. Next, you'll explore how these bring a consistent and productive design to the user experience: start menu and screen, desktop, taskbar, Cortana, Edge, IE, and Client Hyper-V. Finally, you'll discover enterprise administration tools for managing activation, Group Policy, User Account Control, and device provisioning. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of Windows 10 settings that will help you to implement Windows 10 successfully after deployment.

About the author
About the author

Glenn is President of Independent Software Inc., a Denver IT consultancy. He has been teaching advanced computer seminars around the world since 1988. He developed official Server 2008 courseware for Microsoft. Glenn has written 18 commercial books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, IDG and Sybex. He is also a sought-after expert witness.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course, Implementing Windows 10. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado, and an author of over a dozen books on Windows, networking, and certification. As an IT administrator deploying Windows 10 in your enterprise, getting the operating system deployed is just the beginning. In this course, we'll explore how to configure, test, and troubleshoot hardware, set up the GUI to be both intuitive and productive, and use tools both old and new to get set for efficient enterprise operating system administration. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to pre-install a device driver so that a standard user can install it, configure the quick tiles in Windows 10's Action Center, use the Imaging and Configuration Designer to change Windows features, understand the hierarchy of Group Policy settings for configuring Windows, and deploy power plan settings to all the PCs in your network. By the end of this course, you'll know how to scan for unsigned device drives, block users from installing problematic hardware, configure accessibility settings, tell Windows which browsers to use for different websites, create provisioning packages to change existing Windows deployments without imaging, and configure User Account Control for better security. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows and Active Directory fundamentals, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to start preparing Windows 10 for actual use with the Implementing Windows 10 course, at Pluralsight.