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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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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

John bernard A.

PHP/MySQL Developer, Systems administrator, CakePHP Expert

Singapore - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

For over 10 years, Ive work as a Linux Systems Adminstrator (WebHosting) and PHP developer. As a PHP Developer i have made same web sites that uses Static Sites, CMS driven Site, also frameworks such as CodeIgniter and CakePHP. As a Systems Administrator i work on several software such as CentOS, openVZ, Virtuozzo, Hyper-VPlesk, WHM, cPanel, webmin, Usermin, ISPConfig,Plesk. I can use this knowledge to render service to your company/business.

$16.67 /hr
130 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
2,670 hours

Sergo Sarkisian

Sergo Sarkisian

Linux , Cisco ,Vmware , Voip, firewall , security specialist

Georgia - Tests: 18

I want to utilize my knowledge, skills and professional experience in order to contribute to the growth of the company I am working for whilst improving myself. SKILLS:network engineer ,system administrator(RedHat,CentOS,FreeBSD,OpenBSD,WIndows 2000,2003 server), cisco certified specialist(CCNA) Configuration of CISCO routers and switches,firewalls,servers:cisco 36xx,65xx, series,ASA firewall 55xx series, Implementation , configuration,design ,troubleshooting of basic routing protocols(BGP,EIGRP,RIP,OSPF,QoS,MPLS,HSRP,VRRP,GLBP) , Security: IPsec and many vpn solutions,certificate setup 1 Web servers - Apache 2.x,nginx,Squid proxy 2 Mail servers -Postfix,qmail ,sendmail,Mdaemon 3 FTP servers -WuFTPD,Vftpd 4 DNS –bind version 9 ,VPN (Openvpn, IPSEC implementation ) 5 DATABASES-Sql,mysql,postgresql,sqlite 6 LVM ,RAID(0,1,5,10) configuration 7 Experinece in network monitoring tools:Nagios,MRTG ,Cacti

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
921 hours

Alexandru V.

Alexandru V.

Senior Linux Administrator

Romania - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

* Fully manage the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux servers * Install and configure Web Servers and MySQL * Install and configure customer scripts and programs * Monitor performance to identify and resolve issues using a suite of systems and tools. * Troubleshoot and resolve network, system, hardware and software problems. * Achieve quick fixes and / or long-term solutions as needed. * Maintain 100% customer satisfaction through all available means.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
126 hours

Francois G.

Francois G.

IT Administrator

South Africa - Tests: 13

During the last 6 years, I have developed solid support and troubleshooting skills, while mainly focusing on Microsoft products. I am MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certified and I have experience with Microsoft Server and Desktop operating systems (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2003/SBS2003, Server 2008/SBS2008, Server 2012), Exchange 2003-2013, Microsoft Office, Outlook 2003-2013, Excel 2003-2013, Word 2003-2013. Most of my time was spent planning, implementing and supporting business networks, and associated software, services and technologies, including DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Exchange Server, RDP, RemoteApp Hyper-V, IIS and antivirus. I also have experience in shared web/email hosting, and network hardware configuration. Other exposure includes C#, ASP.Net, WPF and SQL Server.

$25.00 /hr
1,025 hours

Hafiz Zohaib Hafeez

Hafiz Zohaib Hafeez Agency Contractor

Windows Server and Messaging Specialist

Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

A highly skilled Microsoft platform consultant with extensive experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange and Office365, with an emphasis on migrations/transitions, support and implementation. I have more than 10 years hands on and in-depth experience with Windows Server, Exchange and Office365. Over the last few years I have been involved heavily in Exchange/Office365 migration and infrastructure support projects. My areas of expertise are: Active Directory Microsoft Exchange (2003 - 2013) Windows Server and Small Business (2003 - 2012) Virtualization (Hyper, VMWare) Firewalls (ASA, Watchguard XTM, PfSense) Microsoft Data Protection Manager. I have strong troubleshooting skills and solid reputation for providing outstanding technical support.

Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

Associated with: Microsoft Exchange Support, Mustafa Techs

91% Job Success
$24.67 /hr
866 hours

Marin Katic

Marin Katic Agency Contractor

SMB IT and Microsoft Office 365 Specialist

Croatia - Tests: 6

Microsoft Certified Specialist. Microsoft Server, Office 365, Windows Azure, Microsoft Desktop. 18 years of experience in planning and administering Microsoft platforms in Insurance companies and IT companies. Leading teams of IT specialists. Experience with dedicated security solutions (logging, identity management, database access monitoring). Social skills experience: Help Desk and Desktop and App administration for over 500 users.

Associated with: Alpha Net

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
73 hours