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Performing Windows 10 Post-installation Tasks

by Glenn Weadock

After you install Windows 10, there’s a lot of configuration work to do: activate Windows, set up local and domain accounts, deploy applications, and customize the desktop. This course prepares you to perform these essential post-installation tasks.

What you'll learn

A successful installation of Windows 10 does not produce a functional computer system; it just sets the stage for administrators to begin tailoring the operating system for practical use. In this course, Performing Windows 10 Post-Installation Tasks, you will gain the ability to get the operating system ready for users to sign in and work with the desktop and key applications. First, you will learn to activate Windows, deploy applications, and configure browsers. Next, you will see how to prepare mobile devices with a primer on MDM and tips for GUI and power settings. Then, you will delve into the four different account types in Windows 10 and how to set up sign-in options for user convenience and credential security with Windows Hello. Finally, you will explore how to configure Windows 10, including personalization, Start screen and taskbar setup, accessibility options, and search functionality, and learn the basics of PowerShell for automating configuration tasks. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to implement Windows 10 successfully after deployment so that you can then manage devices, data, connectivity, and ongoing maintenance as explained in later courses. This course aligns with the learning objectives for the new MD-100 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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