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Windows administration refers to remote desktop, server and network support for Microsoft Windows operating systems. On Upwork, freelance system administrators can design, install and evaluate your Windows system, provide your clients with high quality technical support, migrate your server from Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 (and 2008 R2) to Windows 2012, and configure your system security (anti-virus software and Windows Firewall).

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  1. Philip S.

    Philip S.

    Information Technologies Professional with Creative Services Skills

    United States - Last active: 11/08/2014 - Tests: 5

    Information Technologies Overview: Over the last 18 years, I have focused on Network Administration, IT Project Management, Documentation and IT Work Flow. I spent 13 of those years as a management team member, overseeing the work of five other technicians. I have worked in both Private and Public Sectors. I have written powershell, visual basic and command line scripts to automate administration tasks. Used Group Policies to enhance and limit user experiences based on the objectives of the project. Skills: Windows Server Platforms (2000,2003, 2008, 2012R2) Microsoft Exchange Server (2003, 2010) Permission and Security Auditing Project Management Dell Poweredge Server Platforms Cisco, Nortel, Juniper and Palo Alto Network Devices Design, troubleshooting and monitoring of a network Data Classification and Backup Strategies * Some experience with Hyper-V and Virtualization, Some experience working with SQL Servers of different flavors. Creative Overview: Over the last 10 Years I have done many side projects that include Wedding Photography, Portraits, Product Photography, Photo editing, podcasting, radio shows, youtube shows, and an array of creative personal project to better my skills. I have also taught several classes and lead 4 photowalks in my area. Providing assistance to photographers. Skill: Photoshop (currently running CS5) Photography (Weddings, Portraits, Pet, Food, Product, Nature and Still Life) Camera Equipment (Canon is my preferred equipment line but can apply the fundamentals to any camera equipment including phones) Corel Video Pro X5 Youtube Podcaster Social Media Sites Voice Over Radio Personality (covering news, IT Topics and Current Events)

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Pascal Jedlitzke

    Pascal Jedlitzke

    eloquent Network Administrator | Programming HTML,CSS,JavaScript

    Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    ✓ Who Am I I'm a 26 years old guy, always looking for a challenge in my life. I mostly like doing things when having fun and feeling good with it, even more than 8 hours per day. That's why I work in the field of IT! I'm not that untanned type of individual spending most time a day in the basement room - I love spending time in the sun. But of course I'm four-eyed! ツ ✓ What I do Working with a passion for company processes and security issues. I'm familiar with troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of clients, servers and mobile devices. Good knowledge of relevant OS releases. This is achieved by using different technologies and vendors like Microsoft, Linux, security providers. I will solve network related problems and can do advanced hardware troubleshooting as well. I have implemented different IT projects covering server migration, backup strategies and virtualization concepts in heterogeneous environments. I also gained first leadership experience. ✓ What is different I'm able to translate requests of companies and management into the language of specialists, nerds, geeks and vice versa. IT touches nearly everything around us, so I take the broader view putting IT in the center of acting and behaviour. I've a strong desire to improve myself, the team I'm working with, and the solutions I work on continually. I'll always keep a cool head under pressure. ✓ What else Known as a good initiator I participate in different management issues, giving ideas for solving problems. ✓ Some keywords Budgeting, Project work, Linux, Windows, VMware ESXi, Active Directory, Backup/Disaster Recovery, maintaining networks, virtualization, IT-Security, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Natalie B.

    Natalie B.

    Tech Savvy Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 10/31/2014 - Tests: 14

    My fundamental objective is to secure projects which utilize my best skills, while contributing to the growth and success of your business . I have over 15 years of experience working in various industries in an administrative capacity from customer service, administrative assistant and office manager to successfully operating my own business. I gained a tremendous amount of experience operating my own business in the Real Estate Industry, specifically Property Management and Property Services. My basic key functions in these positions included, but were not limited to, data entry, email correspondence, delegating tasks, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget analysis, internet research, network administration, IT technical support, scheduling travel arrangements, professional networking, managing employees and independent contractors, creating work schedules, project management, and maintaining quality assurance. I've developed and implemented workflow strategies to maximize efficiency in day to day operations. I have outstanding analytical skills and frequently evaluate processes and procedures for improvement. Whether you're building a new business or have an established business and need to delegate time consuming tasks to a competent assistant or have specific projects to execute, I'm qualified to complete a multitude of assignments. I have extensive business and technological knowledge and experience, and can type 75wpm without error; please see my oDesk test scores and certifications for verification.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Mike B.

    Mike B.

    Virtualization - Cloud - Storage - Servers - Networking Contractor

    United States - Last active: 11/17/2014

    Technical SME with ample experience in a variety of IT technologies and solutions. Have worked in both SMB and Enterprise environments, on projects small and large. Seeking part-time contract freelance work for any sized business and would love you help you with your project! See my work history and more information at - Servers/Networking: Cisco UCS; HP blade systems; HP Proliant series; Dell PowerEdge series; IBM modular systems; Dell Sonicwall; Dell PowerConnect; HP MSR series; others. - Storage: Netapp (v6240, 6040, 3240, 3020, 2020, R200); HP StorageWorks EVA (8400, 8100); Dell Equallogic (PS4000, PS6000, PS6100); Jetstor; SataBeast; Netgear/WD NAS; Brocade fiber switches (8/4/2 GB); iSCSI; NFS (10Gb); DAS/SSD/SATA/SAS/etc; others. - Virtualization: VMware (ESXi/vCenter 5/6; Workspaces Portal 2.0; Horizon View 5; vCenter Operations 5; Lab Manager 4, Site Recovery Manager 5); PowerCLI; Microsoft Hyper-V; others. - Cloud: Amazon Web Services; VMware (vCloud Suite, vCloud Hybrid Services/Air, vCloud Director); Rackspace; Microsoft Office 365; others - Operating Systems/Databases: Windows Server 2003/2008/2012; Linux (Red Hat, SuSe, CentOS) - novice level; Windows 8/7/XP; Mobile (iOS, Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile); SQL Server 2005/2008/Clustering; others. - Applications: Office 365; Microsoft core system services (Active Directory, IIS, DNS, DHCP, SCOM, DPM, SMS/SCCM, WSUS, Exchange 2013/EOP, file services); Symantec Netbackup, Altiris, iPass, N-able, IBM Endpoint Manager (BigFix), SharePoint server, Project server; others. - Miscellaneous: Datacenter management; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Organized, motivated, a team player; Eagerness to learn; Ability to learn new skills rapidly and adapt to stressful environments. Certifications/Accreditations: - Amazon Web Services (AWS): Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) - VMware: Technical Solutions Provider (VTSP) 5.5 - Hybrid, Sales Professional (VSP) 5.5 - Hybrid, Solutions Expert (VSE), Certified Professional (VCP) 5.5 - Cisco: Sales Expert, Data Center Unified Computing Sales Specialist, SMB Solutions for Account Managers/Engineers, - HP: ASE - Server Solutions Architect V8; ATP- Storage Solutions V1 - Microsoft: Certified Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, Professional

    $65.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Alejandro Menor Graf

    Alejandro Menor Graf

    BEng (IT) | MBA Candidate | ITIL Certified | Sr. Windows Server Admin

    Argentina - Last active: 05/24/2014 - Tests: 4

    Young Computer Science Engineer with 9+ years of experience in different IT roles such as Logical Access, Storage and Backup & Recovery Administrator. Flexible, creative, and service-oriented. Diversified IT skill sets covering programming in different languages, security administration and server management to name a few. MBA Candidate ITIL Certified and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt with knowledge in ISO and IRAM standards. Excellent English speaker (lived abroad) with native Spanish.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Craig Petronella

    Craig Petronella

    IT Expert

    United States - Last active: 01/23/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the last 23 years, I have helped businesses become more profitable by leveraging technology and turning technology into an asset opposed to a liability. I have developed a wide range of IT Infrastructures custom designed based on the business' requirements and needs using Cisco, VMware ESXi, VMware Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, SBS, Exchange Server, IIS, DNS, from small businesses to Enterprise clients. I have experience with Blade Servers, as well as Sans. I use multi-layered approaches as well best-practices with security.

    $99.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Nick C.

    Nick C.

    Network Administration - Windows, Citrix, Xendesktop, VMWare, Desktop

    United States - Last active: 01/06/2012 - Tests: 5

    I excel in helping businesses achieve their goals thru the use of technology. I spent 10 years in Fortune 100 and am now gainfully employed with a smaller local firm helping them achieve similiar results. I can provide the most basic Windows support (either onsite or local) or help to engineer a large virtual environment, either onsite on in the cloud utilizing VMWare, Citrix Xendesktop or Xenserver. Windows Server 2003 & 2008R2, Exchange and MS Office Applications are native to me and can help to assist with office automation. Additionally, I can help to lower your telecommunication costs (wireless,landline,network, cellular, etc) by analyzing your invoices and finding lower cost solutions or negotiating with your current provider. My work ethic is of the highest caliber and you will be totally satisfied with the level of service I provide. I am based in South Florida and have worked nationwide with many different types of users giving each one the respect and attention they deserve.

    $33.33 /hr
    2 hours
  8. Jeremy Berglund

    Jeremy Berglund

    IT Manager with VMware and web server experience

    United States - Last active: 10/09/2013 - Tests: 1

    After spending ten years working as the Director of IT for Perteet Inc. (a Transportation design and planning firm in Everett, wa), I have decided to pursue a full time freelance career. I am experienced managing all aspects of the IT environment from business processes and policies to systems administration. While I was at Perteet I was part of the management team and was a key part of the day to day operation of the business. I assisted in policy development and oversaw the implementation of an ERP/CRM system and multiple document management databases. I also was responsible for vendor management and negotiated contracts. At Perteet I lead a team of individuals who were responsible for all aspects of the network from data management to desktop support. I am competent operating VMware vSphere and Hyper-V in SAN environments with fault tolerance, replication, and backup. I have extensive knowledge of Microsoft server technologies including Active Directory, Exchange, Sharepoint, IIS and SQL. I also know how to configure and administer routers, switches, firewalls and other networking technologies. Between 2008 and 2013 I owned and operated a web hosting business that supported the web design clients that my colleague worked with. During that time I hosted over a hundred different web domains (email, mySQL, web) on an Ubuntu Linux web server running on VMware. All software was free and open source. I am seeking short term engagements where I can gain more experience working freelance remotely over the internet. I am interested in implementation projects, project planning, troubleshooting, management, and other opportunities. I am available to work immediately.

    $72.22 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Joe Roush

    Joe Roush

    Highly Experienced System Administrator and IT Executive

    United States - Last active: 11/03/2014 - Tests: 1

    I have over 12 years of experience in Systems Administration and IT Leadership. In my current full time role I serve as a CIO for a college and represent several IT functions to the larger University community. I am a leader with a never ending desire to create quality work and gain additional knowledge, I'm seeking freelance work outside of my role in higher education. My belief is that in order to deliver value to IT organizations you must have broad experience across all industries. Only then can you implement solutions with a full understanding of the big picture and truly deliver value through IT solutions. As a systems administrator I have over 10 years experience managing Microsoft server products, and have a particular interest in Office 365 solutions. I have also implemented several VMware server clusters including designing the supporting storage infrastructure. As an experienced IT manager and Director, I have written policies procedures and guidelines that do more than sit on a shelf for reference. I have developed project management solutions, written white papers, and used ITIL as a framework to guide IT operations. I have led efforts to bring IT departments into audit compliance, and successfully bridged the gap in helping non-technology leaders understand technical solutions and how they contribute to the bottom line. Furthermore I have managed IT budgets both large and small and developed strategic plans that align with those budgets. Bridging both technical and management expertise, I have helped implement HRIS systems including payroll, performance management, timekeeping and, automating the personnel action process. In all of these scenarios I have helped the organization build stable business processes, and then moved that process into an automated system. In summary, I'm looking for exciting short term work that I can do in the off-hours to further develop my already extensive IT knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with you.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Muhammad zia ur rehman R.

    Muhammad zia ur rehman R.

    Admin / It / Support Service / HR / Operation

    Saudi Arabia - Last active: 07/23/2014 - Tests: 1

    -7-8 year Experence in Project Administration & Office Administration etc -Expert in business and management principles. -Remarkable ability to establish principles and procedures for personnel management. -Excellent interpersonal/communication skills. Interacted with all levels from executives and administration personnel to customers and staff, covering all ends of the spectrum. -Solid professional standards; excellent track record of dependability. Maintain focus on achieving results while formulating and implementing business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. -Advanced technical solutions that boost productivity and efficiency across the organization. Quickly identify problem areas and implement effective solutions to meet goals. -Consistently recognized by colleagues for cross-discipline talents in needs analysis, troubleshooting and problem resolution in fast-paced environments. -Managed all aspects of business operations including inventory control, bookkeeping. -Natural leadership approach to projects and tasks taking the initiative to create maximum results. -Proactive positive team player with excellent communications both written and verbal. -Talented relationship developer with both internal and external customers.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours