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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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Ali Osman Hameed

Ali Osman Hameed

End User IT Consultant

United Kingdom - Tests: 1

I am an End User services and support manager, with a proactive, logical and analytical approach. My goal is to provide high levels of service at both departmental and organization level. I have developed excellent multi-tasking skills through extensive experience leading a teams during project work as well as providing BAU support in a pressurized environment. I have technical skills in the Windows and Apple OSX domains and have a wealth of experience working on server and infrastructure projects. I have lead to completion 2 business wide desktop migration projects which involve introducing technologies such as SCCM, VMWare and implementing end user desktop infrastructure.

$20.00 /hr
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Vitaly Belskih

Vitaly Belskih Agency Contractor

System Engineer

Russia - Tests: 1

My experience in IT: Install and configure failover Hyper-V clusters Rich experience in VMware VSphere. Install and configure SCVMM 2008 R2 - 2012 Designing and deployment backup solutions based on DPM 2010 - 2012. Planning and deployment DMZ. Rich experience in Active Directory migration. Migration between difference MS Exchange versions, cross-forest migration. Planning and deployment hybrid Exchange demployment. Migration to Office 365. Planning and deployment private virtualization cloud. Automatization development. Full development system of unattended installation AD 2012 R2, AD CS, Exchange 2013 SP1, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013 SP1 in complete solution. Install and configure ISA 2004-2006, ForeFront TMG 2010. Install and configure Exchange 2007-2013. (MCITP certification ) Install and configure SCOM 2007 R2 - 2012. (MSTS certification) Install and configure SQL 2005-2008.

Associated with: VSV

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Justin Porter

Justin Porter

Expert Server Administrator with Development Experience

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Justin Porter is a ten year veteran managing physical and virtual server environments. His number one goal is to maintain peak performance of software and hardware. (Visit for an uptime report of some environments managed by Justin). He is also the founder of Text Connects an IT consulting firm based in Connecticut. There he manages a wide array of server environments and web properties. During his time at Text Connects, Justin has setup and configured many small business networks and servers. He specializes in HIPAA compliance while working with Health Care facilities. Justin prides himself on the ability to explain problems and give solutions in plain English. Recently, he operated as an Airline Captain at a large US based airline, giving him experience in good resource management and the ability to pivot and make difficult decisions after analyzing the information given.

$100.00 /hr
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Alexander Afanasyev

Alexander Afanasyev

Engineer with wide experience in IT

Russia - Tests: 1

Over the last 4 years, I have researched questions a wide range of corporate services on Windows Server and Linux platforms. The main tasks that I decide are virtualization enterprise infrastructures using VmWare ESX and Hyper-V, configuration and support of transport equipment (Cisco and HP) and the corresponding server software. I also have experience with working with the MySQL database servers and MSSQL, web servers (Apache), VPN, AD, DNS, DHCP and other related technologies.

$22.22 /hr
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Yuriy Georgiev

Yuriy Georgiev

Windows Administrator

Bulgaria - Tests: 1

I'm a Windows Administrator with more than 10 years of experience. My computer skills covers high variety of operating systems and hardware platforms. I’ve started working in DOS environment then I went through almost all Windows OS including Window Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and Window 2012 server. I was working with Slackware and SuSe Linux also. I have deep knowledge and experience with x86 platform, storages and networking. I was maintaining Windows Environment including GPO, DFS and the share access. I was creating and managing Xen virtual machines, Web and Mail servers with Apache, Qmail and Postfix. I was responsible for the management of the customer network environment including the Firewalls, Routers and VPN's. I was participating in several projects including: 1. Building of DR site, 2. Improving cluster performance 3. Disaster recovery trainings 4. Creating and managing GPO's 5. Building MAN network 6. Implementing ISO 27001

$16.67 /hr
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Fabiano Pinheiro

Fabiano Pinheiro


Brazil - Tests: 2

• Solid career in the Information Technology area, working in strategic, managerial positions at major companies. • Management of Infrastructure, Communication, Projects, Network, Systems, Telecommunications, Servers and Technical-Support areas. • Expertise in managing Protheus Microsiga (TOTVS) and SAP integrated ERP-system deployment and maintenance projects. Knowhow in PMBOK. • Elaboration and Maintenance of corporate IT policies. Knowhow in ITIL V3 and COBIT. • Experience in deployment and management of high availability and complex IT Infrastructure (hardware and software), focusing on optimizing technology resources, ensuring environment security and excellence in attending internal and external clients. • Conception and management of IT-Related Projects. • Elaboration of the IT Master Plan. Management of IT Solutions that optimize company business. Focus on the balance between people, processes and technologies. • IT- and Telecom-contract management concerning technical (SLAs, Service Recuperation, Measuring Service Quality) and financial aspects (invoice-accuracy approval and assessment, ROI post-analysis). • Relations (negotiations, purchasing and development) with technology suppliers (products and services) such as Embratel, OI, TIM, Cisco, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, TOTVS, SAP and others • Leadership of face-to-face and virtual teams, working on training and development for building high-performance teams oriented toward delivering results.

$60.00 /hr
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Manpreet Narang

Linux and Windows System Administartor

India - Tests: 4

MCA qualified Computer Professional associated with IT field for around 9 Years, with a Technical Edge of being a MCSE, CCNA and RHCT certified, having 8+ years of experience on server level. I have over 8 years of experience in server administration and web site hosting. I have worked as the web support team lead with a web hosting and web development company for 8 years, thus got the chance to work on different kind of platforms. I have hands-on experience in Different OS platforms like Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Redhat etc. I have worked on various application servers like IIS, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Active Directory Server, CRM Server, Sharepoint Server, DNS, Mail Enable, Smartermail, Icewarp merak, Apache, Mysql, Sendmail, Postfix, Bind, LAMP etc. I have worked on various Website hosting control panels including Cpanel, WHM, Plesk, Directadmin, zpanel and other web hosting companies panels. I have worked with all major hosting provider around like Godaddy, Rackspace, Hostgator, Linode, Amazon AWS, Bluehost, IXwebhosting, Mediatemple, Lunarpages, Softlayer, Heroku, 1&1, Bigrock, hostmonster etc. I also provide support and management for the Amazon Web Services environment. I have experience in setting up and managing simple and complex environment using AWS services including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon Route 53, Amazon SES, Elastic load balancing, Amazon EBS, Amazon Cloudwatch etc. I can help you manage your AWS infrastructure and optimizing your running costs.

$15.00 /hr
56 hours

Pavel Stefanov

Pavel Stefanov

CI/Build Software Engineer

Bulgaria - Tests: 2

I'm working as a CI/Build Software Engineer. I have more than 4+ years of experience in Linux, Microsoft, Networking, Cloud Computing, Software Configuration, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Build and Release Management. I love working on Linux, wring BASH and Python scripts and learning new things every day.

$5.00 /hr
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Roman S.

System and network administrator

Russia - Tests: 2

More than 10 years of making rock stability systems. Over 5 years of supporting dedicated servers (more than 300). Microsoft certified IT professional (2003 - 2008 -2012, ISA-TMG, Exchange, all services), Unix expert (Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS/Redhat prefer), MacOS administrator. Good skills in virtualization (Hyper-V, Xen, VmWare etc), VoIP (asterisk, mera, 3cx) MCTS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuration MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician on Windows Vista; MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration

$14.99 /hr
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Yavor Yanakiev

Yavor Yanakiev

System Network Engineer

Bulgaria - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

An IT Professional with CCIE(Lab Attempted),CCNA,CCDA, CCNP,JNCIA, JNCIS-Security and more than 10 years of experience in Network designing, planning, and implementation. Possess extensive experience with hands on products like Routers, Switches, Firewalls(UTM Devices), Servers, Link Balancers, PABXs(Telephony Systems). I was involved in a complete setup of Data Center in my career - design, implementation and support. SYSADMIN: Debian Linux / Ubuntu Linux / Red Hat ES Linux / CentOS Linux / FreeBSD Unix /pfSense Unix / Cisco Routers & Switches FTP SERVICES: proftpd, vsftpd, pure-ftpd, sftpd, tftpd FILE SHARING SERVICES: Samba, NFS PRINTING SERVICES: Cups CACHE SERVICES: Varnish, Memcache, MemcacheDB, eAccelerator WEB SERVICES: Apache v1/2, Nginx, PHP v4/5, Suhosin MAIL SERVICES: Postfix, dovecot, courier, RBL, postgrey, spamassassin, amavis, razor, pyzor, clamav, dcc DB SERVICES: mysql v4/5, phpmyadmin, mysqlcluster, postgresql v7/8, phppgadmin DNS SERVICES: bind9, tinyDNS, powerDNS PROXY SERVICES: Squid, SquidGuard, DansGuardian, URLFilter, haproxy, pond FIREWALL SERVICES: iptables, ipfwadm, netfilter VERSIONING SERVICES: SVN, CVS, GIT IDS SERVICES: Snort, PortSentry, Fail2ban, Bastille, Chkrootkit, Rkhunter, Tiger, Tripwire, Aide MONIT SERVICES: Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, Mon, Monit, Zenoss, Ntop, Munin KERNEL SERVICES: kernel v2.4/2.6, grsecurity, openwall, other patches STATISTIC SERVICES: Awstats, MRTG, Vnstat, Htop, Bwm-ng NETWORK PROTOCOLS: TCP/IPv4 IPv6, IPX, ROUTING: Static Routing, Rip v1/2, (E)IGRP, OSPF(V3) SWITCHING: VLAN, VTP, STP, Inter VLAN Routing WAN: PPP, FR, Network Security, ACLs, IP Addressing, NAT NETWORK MANAGEMENT -Planning, designing, configuring and managing LAN/WAN ensuring maximum network uptime. - Carrying out installation & configuration of network, troubleshooting network problems. - Monitoring and analysing the network including Netflow products(Manage Engine Netflow), Solar Wind Orion, Wire Shark, Sniffer Pro, MRTG ,Cacti, Ethereal, Deep9s Edge Security Profiler, Nmap, Kiwi Syslog Server Possess sound knowledge of: - Cisco IOS up to and including version 12.4 – Advanced Enterprise Services. - Catalyst Switches IOS up to and including version 12.4 - Advanced IP Services. - Catalyst Switches including 1900, 2950, 2960, 3550, 3560, 3750, 4506 and 6509. - Cisco Routers – ISR800,1700, 3600, ISR 2801,ISR2821, 7609, ASR1002 - Routing protocols RIP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP, static & default routing. - IP Multicast technology – PIM implementation, IGMP -VLSM, PPP, IP Addressing, Redistribution, Network Address Translation, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Network Aggregation - Switching technologies like VLAN, Inter-VLAN Routing, Ether Channel, VTP, MLS, HSRP, VRRP, UDLD, STP 802.1d and 802.1w - Remote Access Solution like ISDN, Frame- Relay, PPP and HDLC. - Network designing and trouble-shooting. Network Cabling and Infrastructure. - Elfiq link balancer basic experience - Basic experience with MPLS VPN configuration and implementation with PE-CE routing protocol configuration Network Security - Implementing & configuring VPN ( Open VPN, Site to Site VPN,PPTP, Mobile IPsec VPN) - Cisco Firewall - PIX 506e, ASA 5505, 5510,5520 – experience in maintenance and configuration - Cisco IPS/IDS Firewall - ASA 5505 with AIP SSC-5 - Linux IPS/IDS Firewall - Deep9s - basic experience in maintenance and configuration - Linux Firewall - Pfsense - FreeBSD based firewall in VMware environment - Handling security of Cisco IOS - Zone-based Firewall - Managing Access Control (ACL), Traffic Filtering - Implementing and monitoring information security policies. - Handling network and information security audits. VOICE SERVICES - Cisco ISR 2821 with CUE – configuration of Auto attendant system, Dialling plans, Voice Mail, Fax services, E1, Pots, configuration of IP telephony, Accounting and Billing, Conference Service; - Cisco Unified Communications 520,540 – Dialling plans, Fax services, E1, Pots, IP telephony, Voice Mail; - Intercom – Helios IP; Operating System Knowledge - System administrator experience with various operating systems - Windows 3.11/95/98/2000/2003/XP,Vista,Win7, DOS, FreeBSD(basic), Debian(basic), Windows server editions(Windows 2003,Windows 2008 R2,Windows SBS2011;) Special Services - SMS gateway Ozeki NG - Nextiva and Loronix video server and client software; Verint Networking appliances – encoders and decoders - Axis video software and encoders Virtualization - VMware ESXi 4.1, ESXi5 - Microsoft virtualization – Hyper V server - Blade Centre H, HS22

$15.11 /hr
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