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Sep 10, 2021
3h 19m
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Windows 10 doesn’t maintain itself: we have to do it! In this course, Maintaining Windows 10, you will gain the ability to keep your Microsoft network purring like a well-oiled machine. First, you will learn to recover damaged systems, using different approaches tailored to restoring files, drivers, apps, the operating system itself, and encrypted volumes. Next, you will see how to configure servicing channels and updates using the new Windows-as-a-Service model; manage updates through Group Policy and Intune; and view, remove, update, and troubleshoot updates. Finally, you will explore how to leverage the Windows event logs, how to troubleshoot performance problems with both real-time and extended monitoring, how to connect remotely to systems via command-line remoting as well as Remote Desktop and Quick Assist. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to maintain Windows 10 systems on an ongoing basis in organizations large and small. 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
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 Glen Weadock, and welcome to my course, Maintaining Windows 10. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 books on Windows, networking, and certification. Keeping Windows 10 working properly over time is a big challenge, but this course covers it from every angle, managing Windows updates, monitoring and troubleshooting systems, and then recovering Windows 10 when things inevitably go wrong. Some of the major topics that we will cover include selecting the right servicing channel for your company, using Group Policy and Intune to control Windows updates, monitoring system performance over short and long periods, recovering lost or damaged files, and restoring access to blocked BitLocker drives. Now by the end of this course, you'll know how to set up File History and System Protection, repair a Windows system that refuses to boot, use Windows Log Analytics for remotely monitoring update compliance, and create event log subscriptions for pilot deployments. You'll learn tips for optimizing services and scheduled tasks, and you'll discover how to undo Windows updates that create problems in your environment. Now, before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Windows and Active Directory basics, but no advanced knowledge is required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about how to monitor, troubleshoot, update, and repair Windows 10 systems with the Maintaining Windows 10 course, at Pluralsight.