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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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Nick Leongson

Technical/Desktop Support


IT technical support officers are mainly responsible for the smooth running of computer systems and ensuring users get maximum benefits from them. Individual tasks vary depending on the size and structure of the organisation, but may include: *installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications; *monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks; *talking staff or clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone to help set up systems or resolve issues; *troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults; *replacing parts as required; *providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports; *following diagrams and written instructions to repair a fault or set up a system; *supporting the roll-out of new applications; *setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues; responding within agreed time limits to call-outs; *working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate); *prioritising and managing many open cases at one time; *rapidly establishing a good working relationship with customers and other professionals, e.g., software developers; *testing and evaluating new technology; conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.

$4.44 /hr
1,919 hours

Ajish Cheeran

Ajish Cheeran

Open VZ / Linux / cPanel Server admin.

India - Tests: 3

I'm a System Administrator with 6+ years experience. I've great experience with WordPress, cPanel/WHM(Bind, Postfix, Apache, MySQL, FTP and etc) + Virtualization OpenVZ. Also I've a good experience with Nginx + PHP-FPM + Nginx Cache + Varnish Cache. • Administration of Linux servers. • Mail Server Administration Exim, Qmail, Postfix. • MySQL Data Base Administration. • Security updates and application software installation. • cPanel Administration • Blog Administration of clients • Bash Shell scripting and PHP scripting. • Backup and Restore of hosting accounts. • Load monitoring and inform client regarding the issue. • Nginx Installation and Configuration • Support for Various Script that is available under Fantastico I have extensive experience in end user support via various mediums such as Live Chat, Emails, Tickets. • Name server Management and Domain name registration with Godaddy. • MySQL server tunning and Optimization • Installation of Memcached, and APC • Apache Compilation with PHP. • Raid and LVM configuration. • Installation of Centos and Ubuntu from KVM, DRAC, IPMI. • CSF, APF and IP tables configuration for blocking attack to the server. Installation of Softclous. Mod security Rule. Educational Summary. from Calicut University(2001). Professional Qualifications. RedHat Certified Technician. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP ID = 2953008) Microsoft Certified System Administrator. Microsoft Certified System Engineer. Certificate in Web Application Design & Development. Basics of C# Programing. Honors Diploma in Web-Centric Computing. I may live in other side of the world, please expect some delays to answer your messages. Thank you.

82% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
303 hours

Kyle Triggs

Kyle Triggs

MCSE // Experienced IT Consultant

United States

I am an IT consultant and project leader with a passion for solving problems and implementing successful solutions within a broad range of industries. I come highly regarded for having strong communication, organizational, and analytical qualities that enhance projects and organizational goals. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert with extensive knowledge in server infrastructure including Active Directory, Group Policy, PowerShell, Hyper-V, Clustering, Exchange, RDS, DFS, IIS, and Office365. Proficient in many open source technologies including operating systems, virtualization, web servers, web development, high-availability, monitoring, storage systems, and databases. Skilled with VMware ESX, XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Veeam, Datto, SonicWALL, Ubiquiti UniFi, Asterisk, Barracuda, WordPress, OpenCart, Rackspace, and Amazon Web Services. Core Competencies: • IT Consulting and Contracting • Network & System Administration • Infrastructure Design and Implementation • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • High-Availability • Information Security • Risk Assessment • Project Management • Website Hosting, Management, and Monitoring • Website Design and SEO • Technical Documentation Latest projects: • System administration and support of 10 Active Directory forests internationally • Implementation of Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory Federation Services, two-way transitive trusts, linked accounts, and multiple group policy objects internationally • Provide tier 3 support of systems and long term planning for IT Infrastructure • Active Directory restructures and migrations • Custom web applications, web portals, and eCommerce websites I am always up for a challenge! Do you have a project or problem? Reach out to me!

$39.00 /hr
40 hours

Jeffry S.

Jeffry S.

Systems Engineer

Dominican Republic - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 1

My LinkedIn Profile Server Manager in Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008 Server: Domain Admin, Active Directory, domains, control, policies, IIS, etc.. Lotus Notes Domino Administrator Admin Operating Systems Windows XP, Vista, 7. Support for Mac OS Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Apple. Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 for Windows. Office 2004, 2008 for Mac Telecommunications: PBX configuration, AVAYA Central Manager, Fleet Management, Balckberry, iPhone. Configure all printer models, repair, etc.. Mac Support. Install, configure and use VMWare ESXi, Vsphere and VMWare Workstation.

75% Job Success
$25.56 /hr
0 hours

hirdejit singh

hirdejit singh

Network Manager cum Web Developer

India - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

HI, I am Hirdejit Singh developed many web application and working as a System Manager, expertise in HTML, HTML5, CSS3, JQUERY, ASP.NET with MYSQL and SQL Server. Quite advance in developing forms and validations using Jquery and .NET. Handson Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Audio and Video Editing. i always try to do my 100% to server you best. Key Skills are: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, JQUERY ASP.NET, MYSQL, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, PHP, ADOBE FLASH, Vidual Studio, WIndows & Linux, Servers 2003 and 2008, IIS, DHCP, WINS, Active Directory, Exchange.

$8.89 /hr
0 hours

Senthil Kumar N

Senthil Kumar N Agency Contractor

Computer Savvy with 8+ year of Experience in IT

India - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

A Good Hardworking, friendly Contractor – Every team needs one of best contractor, and there’s none better than me. To be an efficient person in handling challenges in the work and utilize my skill sets to the best of my ability.My most priority working in oDesk is to get employer's satisfaction by providing quality work within given time. I have done many projects in Odesk and got good feedback from my employer. I have good skills in Software testing, Manual testing, Data Entry, Web Research, Data mining jobs. I always want to learn new technologies to improve my knowledge and skills. I would like to have long term relations with my employers and I am sure I will be good to be a part of any team I work for. When hiring a contractor on any marketplace like oDesk, it will be more difficult for the employer to find the right candidate with honesty, integrity, knowledge and expertise. They have to look for the contractor who is committed to achieve the best possible result for you. Then you have deal with the person who have all the above, Which my profile perfectly suits and my focus is on creating a relationship of respect and trust with all my clients.

Associated with: Tech Click

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
5,895 hours

Maheshkumar B.

Maheshkumar B. Agency Contractor

9+ Yr Exp. PHP, MySql, CodeIgniter, Mengento, Wordpress, Android

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

9+ years experience as PHP, MySQL, CodeIgniter, WordPress, HTML 5, CSS 3, Java Script, jQuery, XML, JSON, Ajax, Smarty, DHTML, XHTML and latest open source technologies with MVC frameworks. Also Web Architect and Server Administrator. I am full time freelancer having 9+ years of experience in creating websites and software of different complexity either from scratch or joining at some stage of developing and bringing it to the end. Strong skills at: - PHP 5 (including cURL, MySQLi) - Javascript (including ajax technology), JSON, XML - Database: MySQL, SQL Server, Postgre SQL, MS SQL - html, XHTML, css3 - PHP Frameworks: CodeIgniter, Laravel, Magento, - CMS: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart - Other js libs: jQuery, jQuery UI - skills on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator - CRM integration using Oracle CRM on Demand API, Sales Force API - Extensive knowledge of web hosting control panels such as cPanel, Plesk, Webmin/Virtualmin, zPanel and DirectAdmin. - Server Administration, includes System Commands, Users and Group Management, file permissions, software installations, file system failures, log files, crontab management, system services, performance management, security, network services (NTP, DNS, DHCP, FTP), software management, crash recovery, crash diagnostics, printer management, boot processes etc. Worked with: OS: Windows, Linux VCS: Git, Mercurial, SVN Remote Access: SSH, FTP, SFTP

Associated with: Ezservice

93% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
1,079 hours

Hendry K.

Hendry K.

SAP BW Consultant | BI Consultant

Indonesia - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I'm familiar with C#.NET, Java, C/C++, and PHP programming. Specialized in developing intelligent system with Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Experienced in desktop application, website development, Relational Database Design and Application (MsSQL & MySQL), SAP BW, SAP BO, SAP ECC MM Module Solid experiences in managing & troubleshooting Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 as System Administrator

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
3,830 hours

Igor Garkushin

Igor Garkushin

Software Developer

Russia - Tests: 6

OBJECTIVE: Find a job in the software development industry as a project manager, senior developer or programmer for remotely work. Able to work under stress, with tight time schedules and flexible specs. Able to work with business documents (contracts, budgets, plans, etc) and participate in the business development of the software development company. SUMMARY: 10 years of experience as CIO in the software development company. 18 years of experience as developer and 10 years as team leader and project manager. Presentation and negotiation skills.

$22.22 /hr
68 hours