Windows continues to make updates that border on the questionable, but as the most popular operating system, it is worth knowing how to navigate.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the newest operating system, which has left many people scratching their heads about how it works. It has more granular controls (restricting specific actions) than any other operating system, which can make it hard to know where to begin. Many of the tools needed to use the operating system to its full potential can be downloaded for free, while others need to be licensed. Here are a few tips on how you can manage Windows 10 in the classroom.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can be installed in order to create custom images over the network. This wizard-based tool’s task sequences allow different configuration rules. For example, one can join a device to a domain and set a local administrator password to be run during installation. This allows IT to provide the right settings for each deployment scenario. In other words, it allows for real-time monitoring.
Making Mobile Device Management Easy
Mobile Device Management (MDM) is an open standard to manage mobile devices connected to the network. This is useful when devices that use Windows 10 are not joined to a domain or need to have their configurations updated on a regular basis. These updates can occur even if the device is connected to a private network.
Group Policy for Domain-Joined Devices
Group Policy allows for a wide range of configuration settings in Windows 10. Group Policy preferences provide IT a very easy way to set up the user’s environments by replacing default logon scripts.
Windows 10 is not the user-friendliest of operating systems available, but with the right IT group, it can be an extremely useful tool. D&D has extensive experience with device integration and can assist you with your deployment – call us, we’ll work with you to make your devices, network and other operating system work together.