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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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Nikola Nikolaev

Nikola Nikolaev

BI Analyst, Linux Expert


I'm a member of a small team. Most of the companies, especially those that do not have IT as a core business, do not utilize the full potential of its IT staff. Our mission is to help business, by preventing it spend too much money on internal IT services. We believe that the expertise and strong motivation are the keys to successful implementation of any technology at any scale. That is why we built a team of self-driven, self motivated experts, with outstanding professional track. Main activities of the team are in the field of GNU/Linux, networking, system integration, software development and implementation in corporate organisations, business intelligence and business process management, financial management and accounting.

89% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
90 hours

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

Senior Windows | Virtualization Administrator

India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

"To serve the clients as a hard worker in this competitive environment discharging all my professional skills" A successful IT Administrator with over 6+ years of experience in designing, implementing and supporting IT infrastructure using Windows & Virtual environment with Multi-National Company Specialties • Expertise in Virtual Technologies(VMware, Hyper-V, Cisco V-block, Citrix, Oracle VM) • Hands on experience in deploying and supporting windows Server roles and features of 2003,2008,2012 • Worked in a larger data center environment in supporting 1000+ servers connected to 30,000+ desktop and user environment • Experience in handling multiple clients with various projects, builds relationship and received client appreciations • Reduced organizational cost and manageability by migrating many servers to virtual environment • Expertise in different vendor server hardware's, blade servers and storage devices • Professionally certified in Microsoft, VMware, Hyper-V and ITIL • Thrust and eager in learning of new virtual technologies • Holding Degree in Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
9 hours

Ron Gardner

Ron Gardner

Quality content with an engaging style.

United States - Portfolio: 5

I'm a versatile, published writer with an engaging style and excellent research skills. I offer a broad knowledge base and proven ability to deliver timely and highly readable copy. You will consistently receive content from me that says exactly what you want your readers to know, in a style that will effectively reach your target audience.

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Oleg Burca

Oleg Burca

System, Network and Hosting administrator. Wordpress Specialist.

Moldova - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Hi, I am Linux and Windows administrator, with more than 8 years experience. Currently I'm working as DevOps specialist and SysAdmin for a development company. We create websites, online shops, APIs, applications and much more. I manage more than 50 virtual and dedicated servers hosted on AWS, in our DataCenter and all around the world, runing on Windows Server 2008/2012 and Linux Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS. Most of them are Web Servers, but there are also DataBase servers, Mail, FTP and Application servers. Previously worked as engineer in a hosting company and was responsable for installing new services, configuring hosting servers, backup configuration, monitoring and clients support. Managed about 70 servers. I have good network administration skills and a lot of experience with WordPress. Worked a lot with different panels for hosting, billing, datacenter administration, virtualization, VoIP and other. Latest year, most of projects managed by me were hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Services). I am familiar with technologies, the abbreviations of names of those could scare many people: RDS, EC2, Reserved Instances, ELB, SES, SNS, AMI, IAM, S3, VPC, Elasticache, Route53, CloudWatch and others. I can help you plan, configure, scale, monitor, reduce costs of your AWS services. So, what can I do for you?! * First of all I can setup for you a Web Server. IIS on Windows, or Apache/Nginx on Linux. It can be also a mixed configuration with Nginx as frontend and apache for backend. It can be proxy, caching or load balancing configuration. Configure SSL certificates. * I can setup a mail server based on Postfix/Dovecot with antispam and antivirus functionality, with SSL/STARTTLS security. You will be able to use a webmail or dedicated client. * I can setup a File/FTP/WebDav server. * I can setup a MySQL server with PHPMyAdmin. * I can setup a backup solution for your server(s). * I can setup a DNS Server and solve all messing with domains and records for different purposes. * I can setup a virtualization server. * I can setup VoIP server (based on Asterisk/FreePBX). Configure trunks, extensions, conferencies and caller groups. * I can setup a Firewall or/and Gateway server, routers and switches. * I can setup or improve security for your server(s). * I can help you design scalable and reduntant cluster for web, database or application. * I can configure hosting services on AWS, estimate and optimize costs. Most experienced with EC2, RDS, ELB, Route53, SES, SNS, AutoScalling. * I can setup a Git Server (based on GitLab). * I can setup Jira or Confluence on your server. * I can setup Windows Exchange server. * I can setup Windows SharePoint server. * I can configure any business services offered by Google, Microsoft, Yandex or other. * I can migrate your site(s) to another hosting account or server. * I can improve your WordPress website performance and secure it. * I can assist or train you on all stuff about.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours


JOBIN JOHNY Agency Contractor

Senior System and Network Administrator

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

Am a Senior IT specialist with more than 10 years experience in the IT Support & Service Industry focusing on Server and Network Administration that includes projects and supports on Exchange, Active Directory, Terminal, RDS, Vmware, Hyper-V, DNS, DHCP, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2012. I have experience in RMM and Ticketing Tools such as Labtech, N-able, GFI, Nagios, Zabbix, ConnectWise and AutoTask and do remote L1, L2 and L3 support services to clients across US, Canada, UAE and Australia.

Associated with: Eyne Tech Services

94% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
136 hours

Matt Durant

Matt Durant

Expert Software Developer, System Admin, and Business Manager

United States - 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.

100% Job Success
$80.00 /hr
15 hours

Sergii K.

Sergii K.

.Net/Java Developer | IT PRO

Ukraine - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

★★★★★ Top .Net Developer ★★★★★ I am highly skilled developer in .Net stack of technologies with strong network/server administration experience which allow to build full and the best solution depending on customer requirements. I am one who says ‘I am glad I did’ rather than one who says ‘I wish I had’ on top of all my experiences with cut-edge technology. My skill-set: : Back-end: ✔ Java : Java EE, JCF, Multithreading, JDBC, Spring MVC, Hibernate ✔.Net : C#, ADO.NET/Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC, RESTful API ✔ Grails / Groovy Front-end: ✔ HTML, CSS/Bootstrap ✔ JavaScript/JQuery/AngularJs Hosting: ✔ Windows Azure, GlassFish. IIS, Tomcat Additional background : ✔ Server technologies / AD DS, DNS, Hyper-V, IIS, DHCP, VPN, PowerShell. ✔ Computer science, Artificial Neural Networks, common math and physics. I hope own my company in future. Therefore I look forward to long-term relationship for projects from scratch/"have only specifications" stages.

100% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
39 hours

Jamie B.

Jamie B.

Microsoft Technology Expert/CCNA

United States - Tests: 3

Talented IT professional with 14 years of experience in a wide variety of technologies. I started out in desktop support, worked my way up to global server support, including virtualization technologies, and have spent the last 3-4 years developing my Cisco networking skill set. I am currently a CCNA on track to get my CCNP. I am very proud of how diverse and broad my IT experience has become. I am well-versed in Azure, VMware, Hyper-V, all Windows Server OS including 2012, All Windows desktop OS including 8.1, site-to-site and remote VPNs (various vendors), Active Directory, SCCM, SCOM, and most of the popular versions of Linux. I am very skilled at designing, monitoring and supporting large server and network environments. I am looking for an opportunity to earn extra work doing the things that I love to do most in IT.

$30.00 /hr
299 hours

Jose Arteaga

Jose Arteaga

Cisco Telecommunications Engineer - Powering productivity through Comm

Venezuela - Tests: 6

Who I am... Network Engineer with 5+ years of experience working with a variety of technologies from different vendor like Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Watchguard, Barracuda, etc. I had designed and implemented networks from scratch starting on the infrastructure (Routing and Switching), Security and finally the Applications (Unified Communications and Collaboration). My Mission... I specialized on designing and implementing network solutions for small, medium and large businesses in many different vertical markets like the oil and gas industry, banking, food and beverages industry and others. I had achieved customer satisfaction 100% of the time and exceeded their expectations while staying on-budget, meeting deadlines and finding new business opportunities inside the company and the customers. Always looking for the biggest challenges that help me excel myself not only in the networking field, but also in the business management side of the company making myself an integral and interdisciplinary engineer capable of achieving the impossible.

93% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
257 hours

Muhammad Raffay

Muhammad Raffay

Sr. Server Support Engineer / Consultant

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am result-oriented IT Professional (having more than 7 years of Experience) focused towards company’s operational goals by keeping abreast with current and emerging IT technologies. Core competency attribute as the management experience of supervising team of skilled human resources responsible for smooth IT operations; nevertheless has the ability to work as team member or in individual capacity. Substantial Project Management aptitude of planning, designing, and implementing large-scale Enterprise Network / System Infrastructure, Security Operations Center (CCTV/Bio-Metric appliances), Windows Active Directory, Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration and Back office Application Services along with different emerging technologies as per organization need. Also, have the knowledge of deliver cost effective solutions which meets the business requirement. And, ability to conduct AS-IS, TO-BE and GAP analysis to enhance business processes. Some of my salient achievements: • Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology (B.E. IT) • Cisco Certified [CCNA 640-802, CCNP Cisco ID: CSCO13826485] • Juniper Certified [JNCIA-EX, JNCIA-ER, JNCIS, JNCIP Juniper ID: JPR81316] • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE 2003, Coursework) • Corporate IT Security- (Computer Networks Security) Design Experience: • Active Directory 2003/2008 • Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010 • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 • Firewall (Cisco ASA, PIX525, Sonicwall NSA 3500, Juniper SSG 140) • Cisco Routers 800, 1600, 1800, 2800 • Cisco Switches 2900, 3500, 4500, and Extreme BD6800, x450, Summit 48si, HP ProCurve 2810, 1800 Specialties • Data Center Development • Network infrastructure design • System infrastructure Integration • Point-to-Point Wireless Solution • Unified messaging • Custom software development • Risk management and data security • Disaster recovery planning • Structured Cabling Solutions

92% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
37 hours