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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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Jodel Delgado

Jodel Delgado

Support Engineer

Philippines - Tests: 5

With over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. I have a strong background in hardware and software troubleshooting. I have an extensive knowledge on system administration, network administration, server/software deployment, virtualization (Vmware,ESX, Virtual box), Microsoft Sharepoint administration / Office 365, virus/spyware removal and firewall and antivirus security. Experienced in networking: T1, DSL, Cable (Cisco, ADIT, Adtran, Netopia T1 Router, Netgear products, etc...). Knowledgeable in Wordpress, HTML, XUL Fireworks, batch filing, VBS scripting, Flash and Dreamweaver.

$5.56 /hr
403 hours

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

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
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
0 hours

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
0 hours

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
0 hours

Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Business Analyst and Project Manager

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Linked in Profile ssalaka 15+ years of varied industry experience (including extensive consultation work with large cap and fortune 500 organizations) in both software development and systems engineering as well as overall project management and client development/consulting; significant experience with Linux and Windows (mixed) environments and programming experience (including C#, JAVA, C/C++, shell scripting, and SQL), an MBA in Information Technology, and a solid understanding of complete systems lifecycle development/deployment/and support with a solid focus on applying process optimization strategies (Lean, TQM, 6 Sigma, etc...) My overall career path has been extremely varied, covering a wide range of tasks, duties and responsibilities (in an extensive breadth of industries) The main focus has been working in a (C#/JAVA/MSSQL) development;(Windows/Linux) deployment environment, designing and developing application/systems architecture for large scale portal (clustered and virtualized) applications, managing both development and server teams, designing and implementing systems security components, and deploying and managing network/infrastructure resources. Additional responsibilities have included client development/consulting, the integration of developed solutions into client project deployments, offshore team coordination, following development best practices to produce tested, integrated and fully-documented software solutions for Linux and Windows platforms (including Windows Mobile), and large scale systems roll out and deployments using both clustered (both hardware and software based) and virtualized (VMware) technologies. Business Level Japanese, JLPT Level 2 Conversational Spanish/German Specialties: Project Management, Software Development, Software Architecture, Systems Engineering/Architecture, Network Engineering, Programming, Troubleshooting/Maintenance, System Security, Software Architect, JPLT 2kyuu, DBA, MCTS, MCPD, MCSE 2003, SCJD 1.6, Security+, Lean Agent Certification, PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt Process Optimization

$125.00 /hr
0 hours

Daniel O'Sullivan

Daniel O'Sullivan

System Administrator

Australia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I have been working in the IT industry for the past 10 years working for small and multinational companies. During the past 10 years I have worked with and alongside management, staff and customers in various fields. Some of the projects I was involved in were company wide upgrades of phone systems to a VOIP system, A migration of operating systems within companies twice, Upgrading a companies servers from 2003 to 2008 and creating a citrix environment to publish apps to specific users. I have provided support to staff and customers on various levels and worked with management to audit printers, computers and users.

$33.33 /hr
4 hours

Lou Golar

Lou Golar

IT Support

United States - Tests: 2

I am an IT support professional with a wide range of skills, including Windows, Linux and Macintosh desktop and server systems. I am also experienced with Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL database management systems. My goal is to find work providing customer IT support for desktop, as well as server systems. I have over 8 years experience as a Tech Support Rep/Analyst for a variety of software on various operating systems. I also have extensive call center experience, as well as field service.

$13.33 /hr
0 hours

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