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.
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 discover how to set up printers to work with Windows. 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.
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.
Course Overview Hello, everyone. My name is Glenn Weadock, and welcome to my course on Performing Windows 10 Post‑installation Tasks. I'm a consultant and seminar leader at Independent Software, Inc. in Colorado and an author of 18 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 activate Windows, 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 activate Windows on your network, centrally configure the Start screen and task bar, deploy power plan settings to all the PCs in your network, understand MDM, MAM, and provisioning packages, join devices to Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Now, by the end of this course, you'll know how to build your own Windows 10 learning lab, deploy the different types of Windows applications, configure Edge security features, set up hybrid sleep on mobile devices, configure facial recognition logon, optimize the display for vision‑impaired users, tell Windows which browsers to use for different websites, prohibit Microsoft accounts, optimize Windows index searches, and write PowerShell scripts to set Windows options. Now, before beginning the 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 start preparing Windows 10 for actual use in your network with the Performing Windows 10 Post‑installation Tasks course, at Pluralsight.