Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles

by Glenn Weadock

Configuration management is undergoing a paradigm shift from LAN-centric to cloud-centric, and today’s Windows 10 administrator must master both old and new tools: Configuration Manager, Group Policy, Azure AD, and Intune profiles and policies.

What you'll learn

Managing modern desktops includes integrating existing tools with cloud tools in order to restrict access to corporate data, control device settings, and maintain user profiles. In this course, Managing Microsoft Desktops: Policies and Profiles, you will gain the ability to manage Windows 10 configurations with both LAN-based and cloud-based utilities. First, you will learn methods for migrating from Configuration Manager and Group Policy to co-management and Mobile Device Management. Next, you will discover how to evaluate configurations with compliance policies, restrict access to applications based on compliance, and deploy desired configuration settings with device profiles. Finally, you will explore ways to manage user state, including mandatory and roaming profiles and Enterprise State Roaming in Azure AD. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to manage user and device configurations in organizations with both on-premises and cloud-based architectures. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-101 exam to obtain certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

About the author

Glenn E. Weadock (MDAA, MCAAA, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, A+, Security+) is the president of Independent Software Inc., which he founded in 1982 after graduating from Stanford University's engineering school. ISI provides expert witness, consulting, and training services in the IT field with a focus on operating systems and networking technologies. Glenn is the author of 18 commercial books on topics such as Windows clients and servers, Microsoft certification, website design, troubleshooting, and ... more

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