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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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Senthil Kumar N

Senthil Kumar N Agency Contractor

Computer Savvy with 8+ year of Experience in IT

India - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

A Good Hardworking, friendly Contractor – Every team needs one of best contractor, and there’s none better than me. To be an efficient person in handling challenges in the work and utilize my skill sets to the best of my ability.My most priority working in oDesk is to get employer's satisfaction by providing quality work within given time. I have done many projects in Odesk and got good feedback from my employer. I have good skills in Software testing, Manual testing, Data Entry, Web Research, Data mining jobs. I always want to learn new technologies to improve my knowledge and skills. I would like to have long term relations with my employers and I am sure I will be good to be a part of any team I work for. When hiring a contractor on any marketplace like oDesk, it will be more difficult for the employer to find the right candidate with honesty, integrity, knowledge and expertise. They have to look for the contractor who is committed to achieve the best possible result for you. Then you have deal with the person who have all the above, Which my profile perfectly suits and my focus is on creating a relationship of respect and trust with all my clients.

Associated with: Tech Click

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
5,896 hours

Dmitry Donskoy

Dmitry Donskoy Agency Contractor

systems administrator

Ukraine - Tests: 14

I'm looking for a remote fulltime job in these fields: 1. *nix/networks (little experience). Any price. 2. Technical support. 5-7$/hr. 3. QA (little experience). Any price.

Associated with:

$5.56 /hr
26 hours

Manish S.

Subject Matter Expert in Microsoft Technology (Implementation Expert)

India - Portfolio: 1

Technically sophisticated & result driven professional with ITIL 2011, MCSA, RHCE & CCNA with nearly 6 years of experience in Networking and System Administration/ Support. Along with qualifications in M. Sc in Computer Science Technology & Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application.  Insightful experience in implementation, operations and support functions of mission- critical business solutions using IT as a tool.  Well developed skills in providing technical solutions based on various Operating Systems, Applications Concepts & Servers, cutting across a broad range of Networking/System Technologies.  Demonstrated strengths in maintaining the entire IT Infrastructure at client site covering all issues related to SW/HW & Networking. Exposure to administration across multiple locations.  Competent in planning, implementation, configuration and maintenance including troubleshooting. Recognized as an important resource in a team.  Acknowledged performer with high analytical, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills, enriched with logical reasoning.  An effective communicator with strong team management, leadership, analytical and coordination abilities Systematic and organized with quick adaptability to changing trends and processes. Proficient in English & Hindi. System/Networking Projects o Leading the team of technical professionals during the development stages. o Managing IP allocation and ensuring minimal downtime of machines. o Installing and configuring the hardware/ software/ mail servers, ensuring optimal performance. Technical Support/ Troubleshooting o Conducting periodic reviews with the customer and analyzing calls and their trends to take proactive measures to reduce knowledge-based calls. o Suggesting improvements in the operations and processes to make the system foolproof. Technical Skill Set Operating Systems: o 06 years Windows Servers (2008, 2003,2000) o 05 years Linux (SuSE, Redhat, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu) o 04 years MacOS X (Desktop) o 02 Years Fortigate Product Support i.e. 60C, 80C, 200D Microsoft Network o Knowledge of Implementation of AD, Domain Controller, MS Exchange Server, MOSS. o Implementation and performance tuning of Windows 2003 Server environment for client’s operations. o ADS like “creating child domain, OU’s, replication, creating and maintaining user accounts”. o Managed systems configuration and maintenance, problem troubleshooting, system and program security. o Managed Applications and program management, planning and directing upgrades, and testing operations to ensure optimum system functionality. System/Networking: o Complete understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP. o Network troubleshooting, LAN IP Accounting & Various Server configurations o Physical network maintenance and upgrades & Basic switch and router maintenance o FortiGate Firewall working Experience, i.e. 60C, 80C, 200D. o DHCP , SNMP , Load Balancing , MRTG, IPTraf, TCPDUMP etc. Security: o Advanced knowledge of Linux security o Secure internet services, with squid Proxy and Iptables firewall. o Security Policy Designing, Implementation o Firewalls (Iptables, Netgear, IP Filter, Fortinet) o LAN/WAN security, Network/Host Security Auditing, Vulnerability Scanning (Nessus). Software: o Apache HTTP/HTTPS servers (versions 1.3.x/2.0). o DNS (BIND 4/8/9) POP, IMAP, IMAPS. o Mail Services (Postfix, QMail, Zimbra, Postfix, MS Exchange 2007&2010) o Antivirus Packages (Symantec Endpoint Protection, Trend Micro PC-cillin ) o X Window System (configuring servers, desktops, application servers, XDM) o Packages & Tools (SCSM 2012, MIIS, MOSS, Sugar CRM, Vtiger CRM, JIRA, Joomla) Database Administration: o MySQL, MSSql (Installation, Configuration, Backup schedule, ) Programming/Scripting: o Intermediate level, mostly systems automation and maintenance tasks. o Batch & Shell scripting. Hardware: o Met with Vendors to provide new technology (Software, Hardware, Tools, and Device) to enhance the Windows network architecture o All forms of x86 hardware (from laptops to quad Xeon CPU servers) o Cisco routers/switches/terminal servers o Lots of co-location facility experience, large server installations, racking, power management, etc

$8.89 /hr
0 hours

Bogdan daniel S.

Bogdan daniel S.

VCP, MCSA, Exchange, Vmware, HyperV, Servers Expert Admin

Romania - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

10+ years experience in Information Technology (IT) Major areas of expertise: VMware and Microsoft virtualization technologies. Designing and implementing fault-tolerant virtualization clusters SAN and NAS systems (iSCSI, FC) Windows 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Server * Active Directory * Microsoft ISA Server and TMG * Clustering * MS Windows XP/Vista/7/8 desktop/workstation operating systems * Centralized anitivirus systems WSUS * TCP/IP, Switching and Routing * Firewalls IBM, HP, Dell Servers * DNS, DHCP, Wins * Print Server * File Server * Network and Servers documentation * LAN hardware/software administration, design, installation and configuration * Print Server * LAMP Administration * Linux services : squid, postfix, dovecot, firewall, ldap, mysql, nagios, dhcp, bind etc Certifications: MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional MCSA - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator VCP - Vmware Certified Professional VCP-510 * VCA-DCV - Vmware Certified Associate Data Center Virtualization.

Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
2,674 hours

Dobrivoje B.

Dobrivoje B. Agency Contractor

System Engineer

Serbia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. Hardworker willing to learn new things and accommodate according to your business needs. I have diploma in Information Technology and Services and many internships in big companies (such as Microsoft Serbia, many student projects and so on). At this moment i am system engineer and mostly i am implementing solutions from Microsoft portfolio.

Associated with: ThunderStruct

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
41 hours

Amor V.

Amor V.


Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I would like to showcase my skills, talent and experience in technical and creative writing. I am a hardworking professional who knows how to value and respect people's time. I have been writing my whole life and over five years online. With this experience, I would like to help people in reaching their desired goals. Apart from writing, I was also employed as an over-the-phone technical and customer service representative for two American companies for over five years. I worked with Linksys Home Networking for over two years and with Time Warner Cable for almost three years. My experience with handling different kind of customers gives me an advantage on how to deal with people, online and offline.

$5.56 /hr
4,102 hours

Adil Mehmood

Adil Mehmood Agency Contractor

System Administrator

Pakistan - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Hello, my name is Adil Mehmood. I hold an advanced degree in Electrical and Network Engineering with five years of experience in the field of professional system administration (small & medium office networks, 500+ hosts office network), network planning, server, website and database administration. As a professional, my #1 goal will always be to meet your needs and deadline. When working on a new project, I like to speak with the client, so that I can have a clear understanding of his/her needs and vision of the project. Please take a look at my work history for comments from other clients, as well as oDesk test results. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you soon. Listed below are my experience and skills: * OS: Windows Sever 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012; Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Debian 5-7; CentOS 5, 6, 7; Ubuntu (desktop 10.04-14.04, server 12.04-14.04); Arch, Slackware, Redhat; Mac Os X * Coding: C/++, bash, powershell, HTML/CSS/PHP * Stacks: LAMP, WAMP, Denver * Web servers: Apache, Nginx * Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) Server, Oracle database 12c+ * Backup services: Bacula, Backup PC, Amanda, Windows Backup (wbadmin), self-written scripts * VCS: Git, SVN * Domain administration: Active Directoy, Samba * Mailservers: Postfix, Dovecot * Mail tech: spamassassin, SPF, DKIM, un-blacklisting * Netwok secuity: fail2ban, snort, Sqiud, ClamAV, RKHunter, Ossec hids, CSF Firewall,Maldet.

Associated with: IT Junctions

100% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Mary A.

Mary A. Agency Contractor

Computer and Application Specialist

United States - Tests: 8

Multitalented and client-focused Technical Support Specialist with a proven history of providing stellar levels of technical customer service. Skilled in driving IT systems development through expert installation and maintenance of network hardware, software, and peripheral equipment. Reliable and supportive team player with demonstrated talent for quickly mastering new technologies and processes. Bilingual (Spanish/English) with excellent communication and collaborative talents; adept at interfacing directly with clients and technicians to rapidly diagnose and resolve challenging technical problems.

Associated with: Cruz Technologies, LLC

$16.67 /hr
98 hours