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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, Softgrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools
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Secure and manage every desktop in your network
If you're managing multiple desktops and users in a Windows enterprisenetwork, this book is for you. Going beyond the fundamentals, Group Policy MVP and desktop management expert Jeremy Moskowitz explores Windows® tools and technologies that will make your IT life easier, including Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Windows Server Update Services, Windows SteadyState, the Group Policy Preference Extensions, and a host of other tools that manage, diagnose, configure, update, and protect multiple desktops in an Active Directory network.
You'll learn to automate tasks, set and control thousands of settings, manage user profiles, lock down systems, and keep a consistent experience for users as they move from one computer to another—while increasing their efficiency and lowering your cost of maintenance. This must-have reference is packed with the techniques, tips, and best practices you need.
Learn how to secure and manage every desktop in your network with Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools. Understand the tools and technologies you will need to create a more secure network using Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and other Windows platforms and learn how to manage, diagnose, configure, update, and protect multiple desktops in an Active Directory network. Master automating tasks, setting and controlling settings, managing user profiles, and locking down systems from this must-have reference.
Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, Softgrid, and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Toolsteaches the technologies embedded in Windows platforms, including Windows Server 2008, designed to streamline and centralize the tasks of network desktop management. This book takes administrators beyond the fundamentals, teaching them to
About the Author
Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, is the Chief Propeller-Head for Moskowitz, inc., and GPanswers.com. He is a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy, and other Windows management topics. He is one of less than a dozen Microsoft MVPs in Group Policy. He runs GPanswers.com, ranked by Computerworld as a "Top 20 Resource for Microsoft IT Professionals." Jeremy frequently contributes to Microsoft TechNet Magazine, Windows IT Pro magazine, and Redmond magazine. Jeremy is a sought-after speaker at many industry conferences and, in his training workshops, helps thousands of administrators every year do more with Group Policy. Contact Jeremy by visiting GPanswers.com.
Table of Contents
1. Deploying Windows with Style.
2. Profiles: Local, Roaming and Mandatory.
3. Implementing a Managed Desktop, Part 1.
4. The Managed Desktop, Part 2.
5. Application Virtualization and SoftGrid Essentials.
6. SoftGrid: Beyond the Basics.
7. SoftGrid Sequencing Secrets.
8. Client Security with WSUS 3.0 and MBSA.
9. Network Access Protection with Group Policy.
10. Finishing Touches with Group Policy.
11. Lockdown with Steady State.
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