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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. Krishna prabha M.

    Krishna prabha M.

    14+ yrs, MCSE, LYNC, SCOM, SCCM, VMM, DPM, HyperV, AD, Exchange, O365

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I am a former Microsoft employee with 14+ yrs of experience in IT Infrastructure Management. For the past 5 years, working exclusively for ODesk clients. Specialization includes: Lync 2013, Lync 2010, OCS 2007 R2 Office 365, Windows Azure, DirSync, ADFS 2.0 Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 AD, DNS,Group Policy, Hyper-V 2012/2008 R2, ISA 2006 SCOM 2012 R2, 2012, 2007 R2, 2007 SCCM 2012, SCCM 2007, SMS 2003 SCVMM 2012, VMM 2008 R2 SCDPM 2012 R2, DPM 2010 MS Project Server 2010, 2013 Prior to becoming a full time freelancer at Odesk, worked as a direct employee of Microsoft, IBM, Tesco and excelled both as individual contributor as well as Team Lead. Certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) MCP in Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution using MS Project Server 2003 ITIL Foundation - Version 3 Key achievements: -Successfully migrated OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 2013 without down time -Integrated Ingate E-SBC with Lync & Verizon VOIP -Implemented ADFS 2.0 and integrated with Windows Azure -Handled numerous disaster recoveries and system builds -Managed 1300 Windows servers with just a team of 4 members -Performed as the technical architect to implement SCOM 2007 across 1300 servers -Effectively managed a team of 24 engineers as the Team Lead for Wintel L3 Support -Led a team of 32 members for implementing Toyota Lean Model and successfully driven the team to follow the process to improve productivity and quality -Involved in Project transition and worked through full life cycle of a project with 1200 Windows servers that utilized technologies like VMWare, SAN, NetApp and Citrix

    $33.33 /hr
    3,995 hours
    4.91
  2. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve 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 a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  3. Nallamala V.

    Nallamala V.

    Docker / AWS/ GCE/ Azure/ Linux/ LAMP / DevOps/ PostgreSQL/ Ansible

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    Docker & AWS & Azure & Google Compute Engine & Cloud and System administration & Production Support & Migrations & Cost Optimization & Security hardening & Performance Tuning & High availability & 24/7 detailed Monitoring & Automation & Continuous Integration & Chef & Ansible & Jenkins & LAMP & Shell Scripting EXCLUSIVE SERVICES: Docker, Ansible, Cloudformation CLOUD ASSESSMENT AND STRATGEY: Rapidly evaluate, define opportunities & the roadmap to move your IT to the Cloud. Create the optimal platform for building Systems of Engagement. I will help you develop your cloud strategy to ensure seamless and effortless migration of applications, platforms and infrastructure. DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION Create high available and scalable architecture keeping the infrastructure and maintenance at cost at minimum. DATA CENTERS TO CLOUD MIGRATIONS (LIFT n SHIFT): Pre-migration readiness assessment. Services to seamlessly migrate your infrastructure to the cloud without any business downtime along with processes for security, backup and DR CLOUD AUTOMATION AND OPTIMIZATIONS Run your infrastructure with high efficiency by optimising and automating cloud deployments. Cost and Performance optimization. DEVOPS SERVICES Make use of industry best practices to automate the infrastructure provisioning, scaling , backup, monitoring, patch updates, code deployments TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE: Public Clouds: AWS, Azure, Google Compute Engine Stack Migrations and Deployments: LAMP/LEMP( Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, Joomla etc), Java, RoR, .Net, Python(Django), Node.js OS Administration: Linux, Windows, Mac Web/App Servers Administration: Apache, Nginx, HAProxy, Tomcat, JBoss, IIS, Puma, Rails, Database Administration: MySQL, Postgres, SQL, Mongo, Cassandra Cache Mangament: CDN, Redis, Memcached, Varnish Automation Tools: Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker Monitoring Tools: Nagios, Zabbix, NewRelic, Data Dog, Opsview Security: OpenVPN, Nessus, OSSEC Experience: Migrated 300+ Applications to AWS, Azure and GCE. Managed 10000+ VM instances in cloud. Migrated and Managed high popular applications to cloud. Designed highly scalable , available and secured architectures for popular e-commerce and Enterprise applications. Migrated and managed HIPAA complaint applications.

    $49.00 /hr
    2,602 hours
    4.82
  4. Matt Durant

    Matt Durant

    Expert Software Developer, System Admin, and Business Manager

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8

    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.

    $100.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.97
  5. 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
    2,231 hours
    4.86
  6. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

    I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

    $39.00 /hr
    376 hours
    4.98
  7. Ivan T.

    Ivan T.

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

    Russia - Last active: 10 hours 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
    12,937 hours
    5.00
  8. Billy Guthrie

    Billy Guthrie

    IT Network Technologist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 8

    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 aware of my hourly rate; please do not request a lower rate. 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
    471 hours
    4.98
  9. Vladimir Mott

    Vladimir Mott

    Microsoft Exchange, Lync, & PowerShell Expert

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    Ex-Microsoft Senior Consultant with 15 years industry experience designing, deploying, securing and managing Microsoft Exchange, Lync, and Active Directory. Deep experience with multi-site deployments, Exchange Database Availability Groups, Lync Enterprise Voice,and hybrid Microsoft Office 365 deployments with SSO. Complex migrations to/from Exchange, Lync, and Office 365 are my specialty. Very experienced with complex hybrid / coexistence scenarios that require directory synchronization, federation, and custom PowerShell scripting. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. I am based in California, USA. Technical Skills: - Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013 - Lync 2010/2013 with Enterprise Voice - PowerShell Scripting - Office 365 - Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) - Active Directory - Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R2 - Hyper-V - ADSI, LDAP, DNS, SMTP, TCP/IP

    $75.00 /hr
    417 hours
    5.00
  10. Hector Bravo

    Hector Bravo

    IT Expert - Project Manager - PMP, ITIL, VCP, MCSE, MCDBA, VoIP

    Panama - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 13

    Design, Plan, Implement and Support for: - Windows Azure / Amazon EC2 - Microsoft Lync - Microsoft Sharepoint - Microsoft Exchange - Microsoft SQL Server - Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Windows Server / Hyper-V - Microsoft ISA/TMG/UAG - Microsoft SSCM, SCVMM, DPM - Microsoft Office 365 - Voice Integration with Lync - VMWare vSphere / ESXi - VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM) - Veeam Backup & Replication

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $33.33 /hr
    930 hours
    4.56