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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 4.78.

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  1. Brad R.

    Brad R.

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

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  2. Ivan T.

    Ivan T.

    Ruby / Rails Architect w/ scaling exp. 8 yrs, 12k hrs, 100pct success.

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Independent full-stack developer / technical architect skilled in: * Ruby / Ruby on Rails (from edge to legacy) * 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) * Client-side tech (HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript [native / AngularJS]) * RESTful APIs implementation, integration with any third-party APIs, data harvesting from sites which do not provide an API * Social media integration (authentication, querying, publishing): Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more * Process: TDD/BDD with RSpec, Cucumber, Capybara, Zeus, Guard * Rails applications deploy, monitoring, maintenance: Heroku, Amazon EC2, Linode, Heroku) * Amazon Web Services infrastructure: EC2, S3, Glacier, Redshift,.. * Version control systems: svn, git (with GitFlow, GitHub Flow workflows) As a back-end technical architect / developer, 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, regroup, 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, oDesk Verified Web Developers

    $100.00 /hr
    12,809 hours
    5.00
  3. Ismet Dumlupinar

    Ismet Dumlupinar

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

    Turkey - Last active: 12 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
    2,230 hours
    4.86
  4. 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
    2,517 hours
    4.81
  5. Oleksandr N.

    Oleksandr N.

    Senior System Administrator, Security officer, Migration engineer, SSD

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

    YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

    $34.88 /hr
    1,225 hours
    5.00
  6. Agung Dewandaru

    Agung Dewandaru Agency Contractor

    JavaScript/Flash/Unity Developer & AI Researcher

    Indonesia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 31

    ■■■ My Objectives: It is my passion in orchestrating front-end technologies that can help you in reaching wider audience and gets your job done. It will involve a careful UI/UX design, minimalist principle, aesthetics, tweaks, and a deep passion to deliver great products. ■■■ Among my skills in Flash platform: Online Design Tool, Simulation, Streaming, Game Development, Facebook Application, 3D , Flash to HTML5 conversion, Animation, Remoting, XML, Javascript Integration, Map, and construction of custom SCORM module for eLearning. ■■■ Web Development(Desktop and Mobile): • FrontEnd :HTML5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, MooTools, jQueryMobile, ExtJS, PhoneGap • PHP + Frameworks (CodeIgniter & Yii) • Ruby on Rails • CMS: Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress • Database: MySQL • Others: SocialEngine & Zend Framework

    Associated with: Shiningpillars Interactive Studio Agency

    $40.00 /hr
    4,326 hours
    4.79
  7. Olexandr Z.

    Olexandr Z. Agency Contractor

    Symfony 2, ExtJS, Sencha Touch, Android

    Ukraine - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 16

    Over the last 10 years I have developed a wide range of sites using HTML, PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, AJAX, ASP.NET, MS SQL including sites for startup companies and small businesses. Looking for opportunities to build websites from ground up. Master's degree in Computer Sciences Programming Languages: PHP (4 - 5.4), C#, VB.NET, C, C++, BASH, Python, JavaScript DataBases: MS SQL (2000-2012), MySQL (3 - 5.1), MongoDB (1.8 - 2.0) Frameworks: .NET (1.1 - 4.5), Zend Framework, Symfony (1.3 - 1.4), Symfony 2, WordPress 100% money back guarantee if not satisfied for any reason. Please don't invite me for interview if your project is not under oDesk [[http://www.odesk.com/help/help/policies/billing_payments_policy|Guaranteed Payment]] policy (having fixed price). Thank you for understanding.

    Associated with: ZophiaTech

    $38.89 /hr
    3,375 hours
    4.88
  8. Jimy J.

    Jimy J. Agency Contractor

    ServerOptimization, AWS, Cloud, AutoScaling, RubyRails,Jira, MySQL

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    Within last 10 years, I have provided support for hundreds of clients including start-ups and thousands of servers/websites including cloud servers like AWS and rackspace. Optimizing servers/websites, automation and various linux servers like rubyrails, python, php, tomcat, jira, confluence, cpanel, plesk, mysql, mail servers, database / application scaling and Load balancers is just few of my skills. Love to work in deploying challenging applications, server migrations /configurations and start-up projects. I also have some exp with php coding and has developed interfaces as part of server administration.

    Groups: Red Hat Certified

    Associated with: NixHat Solutions

    $50.00 /hr
    1,948 hours
    5.00
  9. Vitaliy Zhukov

    Vitaliy Zhukov Agency Contractor

    Professional .NET developer ASP.NET, MVC, Azure, SQL, JavaScript

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    Vitaliy is one of the most talented developers we have. His expertise are .NET related technologies and JavaScript but this doesn't mean that he is not able to be the best in other areas. He likes to improve his own skills working on different projects and learn something new.It doesn't matter if it's a new technology or an API, you can be sure that he adapts to any new stuff very quickly and deliver his tasks in time. He is also a perfect team player, maybe because he likes team sports :)

    Associated with: Intspirit

    $35.00 /hr
    6,299 hours
    4.96
  10. Roman T.

    Roman T.

    System administrator/Web optimizator

    Russia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Project management, magento development, magento speed optimization, mysql optimization, cacti, nginx, zabbix, openvpn, bgp, centos, debian, ubuntu, windows server 2003-2008-2012, MSSQL server, iis, asp, aws, amazon ec2, red5 installator, proxmox, mongodb, virtualization, proxmox, xenserver, openx, highload projects.

    Groups: Upwork Verified Web Developers

    $88.89 /hr
    1,826 hours
    4.92