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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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Windows Administration Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.77.

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  1. Kelly D.

    Kelly D.

    IT Professional with 20+ years of experience

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

    My goal is to leverage my 20+ years of IT experience to aid you in solving your business problems. I'm reliable, honest & hardworking. I believe in providing you the very BEST service and the difference does lies in the extra effort. I will personally guarantee you will be satisfied with my results. Contacting me and discussing your needs is absolutely free and so is my advice. I hope to hear from you!

    $35.00 /hr
    340 hours
    4.99
  2. Joel S.

    Joel S.

    Senior Systems Engineer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I have been working in IT for over 15 years now, and loved almost every minute of it. While I have experience with everything from Netware to Windows to Aix on the administration side, I primarily specialize in virtualization now, particularly using VMWare (though I have used Hyper-V more than I care to remember). To help back up that systems experience, I also have extensive experience managing storage hardware, particularly EMC and Netapp SANs and Brocade and Cisco MDS fiber channel switches. Combine this with my experience managing network hardware in one of the largest military campus networks in the Middle East, and everything in the datacenter is covered. I started my certifications with Novell and Microsoft, but have also received certifications from Comptia and Cisco at times, along with training from Netapp. Whether you are looking for someone to handle a small server issue or a full infrastructure upgrade and migration, my skills, experience and talents fit the bill. I hold VMware VCP-DCV and Cisco CCNP:DC certifications, among many others

    $133.33 /hr
    956 hours
    4.97
  3. Ivan T.

    Ivan T.

    Ruby/Rails Full-Stack Architect. 8 yrs, 12k hrs, 100pct success.

    Russia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Independent full-stack developer / technical architect skilled in: * Ruby / Ruby on Rails (from edge to legacy) * Client-side tech (HTML5 with HAML, CSS3 with SASS, JavaScript [native & libs/frameworks], jQuery, Bootstrap, and more) * Scalable, decentralized (modular) applications architecture * Databases: relational (PostgreSQL, MySQL), NoSQL (Redis, Riak, MongoDB, Neo4j), big-data-specific (Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift) * Background jobs processing: Sidekiq, Resque, delayed_job * Message queuing: RabbitMQ (AMQP) * RESTful APIs implementation, integration with any third-party APIs (including social media APIs: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more), data harvesting from sites which do not provide an API * Rails applications deploy, monitoring, maintenance: Heroku, Amazon EC2, Linode, Digital Ocean) * Amazon Web Services infrastructure: EC2, S3, Glacier, Redshift,.. * Process: TDD/BDD with RSpec, Cucumber, Capybara, Zeus, Guard * Version control systems: svn, git (with GitFlow, GitHub Flow workflows) As a full-stack developer / technical architect, I can develop scalable and stable multi-node server-side applications and also can evaluate your Ruby/Rails application and make suggestions on possible optimizations / refactoring / adopting best practices. As a team lead, I can divide, prioritize and delegate tasks to developers, consult developers on best practices, ensure high overal quality of software product. I like challenges, have solid skills of problem solving, do not require supervision to successfully perform my duties. Dependability is also one of my key strenghts (never left my work half-done / half-functioning). If my current rate fits your project's budget, contact me to discuss technical and other aspects — I'm looking forward to it.

    Groups: Engine Yard Ruby on Rails Professionals Network

    $100.00 /hr
    13,086 hours
    5.00
  4. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

    MCITP (System Administration), MCT, MCSA, MCSD: Web Applications

    Turkey - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced System Specialist, MCSA/MCITP/MCSD. In-depth knowledge of business operations and Information Tecnology Systems, project management, enterprise system integrations and information security with over eight years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in Windows Server 2003 & Windows Server 2008 environments. Experience in hardware and software virtualization using VMware and Hyper-V and App-V. Practiced understanding Active Directory, Group Policies, NPS, NAP, Exchange, SQL Server, Dynamics CRM, ERP, PKI and DFS. Experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer at one of gold certified partners of Microsoft. Proficent in Server 2012 and 2008 (inc.Server Core edition), Hyper-V, switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also providing consulting services for web applications. I am a member of DotNetNuke Corp Internationalization Team and I'm working to expand product features to fully support Turkish localization. I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills. Check my Microsoft Profile below: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/idumlupinar/profile

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $75.00 /hr
    2,380 hours
    4.90
  5. Billy Guthrie

    Billy Guthrie

    IT Network Technologist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

    I am an talented and experienced Technologist that is knowledgeable in the field of network engineering, sales engineering, physical security engineering (Alarm Systems, Access Control, and Video Surveillance), and communications. I am a very direct and trustworthy person; I will not waste your time, so I expect you will not waste mine. If you request my services, I will assume you are also aware of my hourly rate; please do not request that I lower it. WOW! That is too high. Well, not really, considering; I have been a independent contractor for over 10 years. The first year, I was charging much lower rates to become competitive on Odesk. I learned real quick to NEVER set your hourly rate to compete with another contractors. I have a base living salary that must be met; just like everyone else, I need to put food on the table for my family. Running a self-employed business, I have business expenses (Insurance, Contractor's License, Training, Office Space, Utilities, Taxes, etc.) for all of which are considered overhead. These are factored in with my hourly rate, if not, I do not meet my base living salary. Here is a great document on how I worked out my hourly rate: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/business-services-charge-how-much-30158.html I enjoy the work I do and I do my best to be as efficient and as productive as I can while always putting the client's interest before my own financial gains. With that being said, I am a sole contracting firm; I run a very successful local profitable business here in Hawaii. I can provide consulting services and remote network engineering skills utilizing Amazon AWS VPC and EC2 network design on VPN, BGP, GRE utilizing VyattaOS. LAN infrastructure - Routers/Switches/Firewall, VLANS, LACP, PAgP,802.1q, RSTP, OSPF, BGP, Trunking, etc. WAN infrastructure - Point to Point DS3 (T3) and DS1 (T1) utilizing ATM and SONET Technology; DSL and cable modem Internet Backup links, Site to Site/Site to Mult-isite and Client to Site VPNs. Internet and intranet DNS - Domain Registration, Domain setup on Microsoft / Bind DNS servers, and troubleshooting DNS Related issues. - Domain delegations utilizing glue records and also setting up caching nameservers. Wireless: Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, and Motorola Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint design, installation and configuration. Wireless RF planning of indoor and outdoor wireless networks utilizing heat maps for wifi coverage. Technology: I have a great deal of experience in various ISP (Co-location, Data Center, Internet Service Providers) technologies that focuses on managed services utilizing Juniper and Cisco Firewalls, Cisco, HP and Foundry Layer 2 and Multilayer switches, Cisco and Juniper Routers, Cisco and Foundry Load Balancing utilizing Content Switching and ServerIron Technology, and IP address optimization. IPv6: I can provide IPv6 support and consulting services on the creation of business plans, business cases, migration, transition, new installations, and upgrades to your existing IPv4 network. Security Solutions: Honeywell, 2GIG, GE, ITI, Alarm.com, Total Connect, Interactive services, IP CCTV, IP Surveillance, IP Camera, Alarm System and CCTV System design (Pre and Post Sales Support). CVE-2014-0160 - OpenSSL Heartbleed patching.

    $45.00 /hr
    476 hours
    4.98
  6. Matt Durant

    Matt Durant

    Expert Software Developer, System Admin, and Business Manager

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I have experience developing many projects utilizing a varied range of skills and programming languages, including but not limited to: .NET, C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I have exposure to other languages, and I am not afraid to tackle a project in an unfamiliar language. My experience with other technologies includes MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Hyper-V 2008/2012, and Linux (Debian-based distributions mainly, but I have experience with others). I have over 10 years of professional experience in server & network administration, software and website development, and business management. You can expect a commitment to detail and your idea when you hire me for your next project.

    $80.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.98
  7. Khizer Farooq

    Khizer Farooq

    Computer Systems and Network Engineer CCNA|MCSA|MCITP|OCP|ITIL|VMWARE

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 13

    I have done Computer Systems Engineering, worked with different companies for three years and now starting to work as a full time Free Lancer. I have an extensive first hand experience of dealing with System Networks, Windows Servers ( 2003, 2008),2012 different vendors Internet management and security solutions ( Hardware and software) like Air Live 802.11G Internet Access Server, Sonicwall,WatchGuard , ISA 2006 server, GFI Web Monitor, HP Servers, Client and server OS. Other than professional experience I have done Worked in following virtualization software's VMware ESXi 5.0-5.5 Microsoft Hyper-V, Sun/Oracle Virtual Box. Other than professional experience I have done different International Certifications CCNA. MCITP Windows7 Enterprise MCSA Windows 7 MCTS. | Windows 7 MCTS. | Windows 8 PRO: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 OCP( Oracle Sun Solaris OS 10 System Administrator) ITIL Foundation. VTSP 5 I have successfully completed following projects, that were for IT Govt Sector and five star Hotel's Planning Designing and Establishing Network Infrastructure using Microsoft Operational Framework (MOF v 4.0),network consisted of 200+ clients and 20 + servers (HP Proliant ML-150, ML-350,Dell Power Edge 2900). Installation configuration and management of ISA Server 2006,Juniper SSG 5 working together, providing security solution for more than 100 static and 200+ dynamic clients. Automate the process for Management of Internet User Account for the users by Implementation of RADIUS Server In-house developed Software Application Up gradation of clients systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 . Up gradation of domain from Server 2003 to server 2008 Enterprise R2 .

    $55.56 /hr
    621 hours
    4.95
  8. Christopher Brower

    Christopher Brower

    Senior Network Architect

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2

    • Active Directory Implementation and Administration • Application and OS Automated Deployment • Database Administrator – Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005 • Desktop Engineer – Automation of OS And Application Deployment • Help Desk Support • Group Policy and User Policy Administration • IIS Administration 5, 6, & 7 • Phone Engineer – Designed and Implemented 80 Phone VOIP PBX System • Physical and Logics Network Infrastructure Design • Physical Security Design and Implementation – IP Camera and IP Access Control • Network Security Design and Implementation • Messaging Administrator – Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 • Technical Documentation and Training • Vendor Relations & Purchasing • Virtualization Engineer – Microsoft Virtual Server and VMware ESX Server • Web Services Administrator • Wireless Network Infrastructure Design and Implementation • Adware / Malware / Spyware / Virus Removal • Architect Solutions for Customer’s Needs • Digital Achieving and Electronic Records Management • Disaster Recovery • Email Administration • Hardware Diagnostic and Repairs • Helpdesk Services • Network Diagnostics & Installations • Network Wiring • Server Installations and Provisioning • Server Maintenance • Software Installations • Software Patching and Upgrades • Phone System Installation and Support • Physical Network Repairs

    $66.67 /hr
    96 hours
    4.50
  9. Andrew S.

    Andrew S.

    US-Based Microsoft and Citrix Systems Engineer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    I've been administering Microsoft-centric server infrastructure for the last 7 years, and have in-depth experience with design, deployment, repair and support of all Citrix, VMWare, RES, and many Microsoft technologies. My experiences range from server administration roles, specialized application support, desktop support, virtualization implementation and administration to advanced networking jobs. For the last three years I've also been working with Virtualization Consulting firms to design, build and support the following: -Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, NetScaler products -VMWare ESXi and View -RES Workspace Manager, Automation Manager, Orchestration/IT Store -Microsoft RDS, Server 2003-2012R2, Hyper-V I am confident I'll be a great asset to your project or organization, and look forward to working with you!

    $95.00 /hr
    470 hours
    4.93
  10. Vyacheslav D.

    Vyacheslav D.

    Microsoft Certified Professional: MCSE, MCSA, MCITP

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 11

    My point - make all tasks with maximum effectiveness and less expenses. I have 10 years of hands-on experience as a system administrator/IT manager. Looking for interesting job / project(s). Able to work independently, but also is flexible team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Skills and knowledge - Microsoft software/services = Microsoft Windows 2003/2008/2012 server products = Windows XP/Vista/7/8 desktops + mass-deployment tools/technologies = DHCP/DNS/FTP = DFS namespaces & replication = Active Directory planning, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting = Active Directory Federation Services = Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services / RemoteApp = Group Policy = Access Control and Auditing setup = MS Exchange 2007/2010/2013 = MS Office 2003/2007/2010/2013/365 = MS SQL 2000/2005/2008 = Microsoft Hyper-V My MS certification: https://mcp.microsoft.com/Anonymous//Transcript/Validate Transcript ID 982200 Access Code Prima753

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $44.00 /hr
    3,623 hours
    4.76