Top Windows System Administrator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Windows System Administrator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Windows System Administrator resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.9% of Windows System Administrator resumes contained Windows XP as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Windows System Administrator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Windows System Administrator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Windows XP

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Here's how Windows XP is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Installed and configured Windows XP/Vista operating systems.
  • Tested and debugged MSI packages to make sure that they function properly for all users on the managed Windows XP Platform.
  • Maintained and serviced hardware and software for 300+ Windows XP/7 workstations, 3 MS Server 2008 servers, 100+ printers.
  • Participate in design meetings to formulate design strategy and design documents to Migrate Windows XP Environment to Windows 7.
  • Provided network, hardware and software support for 300 end users on a Microsoft Windows XP professional network.
  • Team Leader/Project Manager responsible for upgrade and Deployment of Windows XP to over 350 Workstations and Laptops.
  • Rolled out a new office environment to Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP operating systems.
  • Implemented and administered of Remote Installation Servers (RIS) to deploy Windows XP.
  • Performed troubleshooting deployment and routine maintenance of Windows XP, Windows 2000 Systems.
  • Managed SMS 2.0 package delivery, and system maintenance for Windows XP migration.
  • Provided technical support on Microsoft platform - Windows 2000 & Windows XP.
  • Managed server deployment of client workstations from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Provided Tier 3 end user support for users on Windows XP/7.
  • Project member for the migration of Windows XP to Windows 10.
  • Upgrade and migrate users computers from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Updated anti-virus definitions and security patches on Windows XP systems.
  • Migrated end users from Windows XP to Windows Vista;
  • Handled desktop issues on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
  • Assisted in Windows 7 migration from Windows XP.
  • Performed over 150+ Windows 7 migrations via Matrix 42 & USB HD to all FAA Windows XP PC's and laptops.

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2. Vmware

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Here's how Vmware is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Installed, maintained and configured VMware3.x/4.0 environment.
  • Utilized the full capabilities VMware server solutions producing dynamic systems for customer driven and targeted infrastructure needs.
  • Supported and maintained around 180+ Developer workstations for offshore developers in VMware environment.
  • Prepared proposals to deploy VMware into production environment that managed credit card transactions.
  • Utilized VMware Converter for Physical to Virtual/Virtual to Virtual conversion/Physical to Physical conversion
  • Configured and deployed VMware SRM for Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity.
  • Performed, designed and implemented VMware backup and disaster recovery.
  • Administered development servers on VMware.
  • Applied host VMware operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes ensuring host servers were current and up to date.
  • Implemented the Business Continuity and performing Disaster Recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
  • Installed and administrated Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, and multiple hardware platforms, including VMWare ESX.
  • Implement VMware servers' design, with load-balancing best practices for high availability to meet DoD data requirements.
  • Maintained and supported Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 servers, both physical and in a VMware Environment.
  • Configure and manage User, Group, Permission, Role, Resource pool on VMware virtual center.
  • Support VMware server builds, monitor IronPort servers to include spam filtering, configuring/implementing local filter policies.
  • Worked closely with VMware engineers to provide an automated, reliable and consistent virtual server provisioning process.
  • Manage approximately 400 servers in a mixed VMware v4.0 and v4.1 environment with six other team members.
  • Performed day to day activities such as ticket handling, troubleshooting and monitoring the VMware Infrastructure.
  • Installed and configured the hardware, software, patches and peripherals for Windows and Vmware.
  • Developed the VMware V5.0 Standard Operating Procedures document, which included the security hoarding process.

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3. Active Directory

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Here's how Active Directory is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Provide administration and tier 3 operational support for servers, workstations and applications in a Windows Active Directory environment.
  • Consulted with Business units and provided solutions to meet business requirements necessary for integration into the Active Directory Enterprise.
  • Provide support for users, groups and security access to Active Directory objects including organizational units.
  • Planned and coordinated the implementation of Active Directory Migration for the unclassified and classified network.
  • Administer Phoenix domain and remote location management for several other Active Directory domains.
  • Developed organizational units in Active Directory and managed user security with group polices.
  • Managed and supported day-to-day Active Directory administration of a large-scale 2003 native environment.
  • Assist in designing and engineering functions for existing applications relating to Active Directory.
  • Set up audit policy, including account management and privileges using active directory.
  • Experienced in deploying applications using Active Directory in a locked down environment.
  • Performed various operational tasks for maintaining the Exchange and Active Directory environment.
  • Maintain and administer user account according to procedures in Active Directory.
  • Created and Administered Security/Distribution Groups and Group Policies within Active Directory.
  • Defined and executed a complete Active Directory domain migration between departments.
  • Managed Windows and Active Directory environment with approximately 100 users.
  • Managed Active Directory and configured security policies using GPMC tool.
  • Created and administered user accounts/group accounts/network resources from Active Directory.
  • Design and architecture and administrating the Windows Active Directory.
  • Managed Active Directory user/group accounts according to Government procedures.
  • Implemented, configured, maintained & administered active directory.

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4. Virtual Machines

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Here's how Virtual Machines is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Configured and managed security permissions in virtual center management for access to virtual machines.
  • Used different Administration and support tools to perform regular backup and restore of the virtual machines disks and data.
  • Created and managed clones and snapshots of Virtual Machines and deployed them in test and R & D environments.
  • Performed 1-Touch Bare metal Recovery (BMR) for Physical and CV VSA for Virtual machines using CommVault 9.
  • Supported building new VM's (virtual Machines) which including hardening the VM and OS.
  • Run validation checks on new virtual machines and physical servers before handing off to Operations Team.
  • Supported the new and next generation data center, consisting of 10,000 virtual machines to administer
  • Used MOM to monitor and health status of the physical as well as virtual machines.
  • Administered the NIAID virtual environment consisting of 16 ESX hosts and 200 virtual machines.
  • Deployed new Virtual Machines onto the environment and took Snapshots of virtual servers.
  • Created Virtual Machines as per user requirement and performed Cloning on Virtual Machines.
  • Involved in creating and Troubleshooting of Virtual Network, ESX & Virtual Machines.
  • Created ESX cluster, and maintained virtual machines and troubleshoot VM performance problem.
  • Build new virtual machines using company issued template for multiple different divisions.
  • Maintained environment with 150-200 hosts and more than 2500 Virtual machines.
  • Project includes conversion of 1400 Windows physical servers to Virtual machines.
  • Installed ESX Hosts and created Virtual Machines through Virtual Center Server.
  • Maintain Microsoft Azure user access, services, and virtual machines.
  • Reconfigured virtual machines (Increases and decreases virtual hardware).
  • Worked with Update Manager to apply patches on virtual machines.

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5. Backup

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Here's how Backup is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Established and created security and remote access policies, backup procedures and pertinent network/client machine documentation and user instructions for organization.
  • Coordinated data backups and migrations from network application server to new hardware and operating system.
  • Configured backups and recovery plans for windows based servers using windows server backup utility.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinate installation and provide backup recovery.
  • Performed server backups and recovery tasks while monitoring system configuration and data integrity.
  • Develop and implement network backup and recovery plans according to data retention requirements.
  • Helped clients implement disaster recovery and backup solutions using Amazon Web Services.
  • Provided backup administrative support for 2 additional domains spread over other locations.
  • Maintain backup and disaster recovery plan, including quarterly disaster recovery tests.
  • Performed network administrator duties including backups and maintenance of modem pool.
  • Developed, implemented and administered all Windows backup policies and procedures.
  • Monitored daily Net Backup activity and reporting to proactively avoid issues.
  • Conduct daily administration of backups, performance monitoring, security.
  • Performed backup and restore content and configuration on application servers.
  • Implemented Disaster recovery procedure using tape backup and verification testing.
  • Generated backup and recovery procedure documentation and security configuration guides.
  • Improved automation and productivity of backups through scripting enhancements.
  • Implemented agency wide Network Appliance storage and backup/recovery plan.
  • Managed enterprise backup technologies such as NetBackup/Backup Exec.
  • Administered enterprise backup and PC management systems.

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6. Infrastructure

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Here's how Infrastructure is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Instituted the development of new process and standards around production Disaster recovery design to prevent one off infrastructure and application designs.
  • Provided effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.
  • Stabilized Windows MSX infrastructure after ITO and then initiated major audit of existing systems and installed applications.
  • Performed adaptive, preventive and corrective maintenance including application/infrastructure support, root cause analysis and problem resolution.
  • Recommended, developed, and tested new technology and developed solutions, documentation for infrastructure projects.
  • Configured and maintained communications, hardware, and infrastructure during exercises at remote commercial sites.
  • Create and maintain documentation with operational procedures for all server environments and network infrastructure.
  • Support infrastructure, applications and technology initiatives from an architectural and operations perspective.
  • Researched, recommended and implemented Infrastructure enhancements that improved system reliability and performance.
  • Maintain file server infrastructure for corporate operations and handle incident tickets as required.
  • Collaborate with technical team members in designing and development of computing infrastructure components.
  • Executed Server health checks for proactive monitoring and maintenance of messaging infrastructure.
  • Designed Active Directory infrastructure to support organizational units and appropriate security access.
  • Leveraged BigIP solutions in order to increase the reliability of existing infrastructure.
  • Maintained Windows NT/2000 Server production and development infrastructure during a down-sizing transition.
  • Managed servers, applications, and network infrastructure in manufacturing locations.
  • Completed migrations and acquisitions of Exchange environments into the existing infrastructure.
  • Provided administration and oversight for hardware and/or software infrastructure and processes.
  • Identified cloud infrastructure requirement and mapping that to client expectation.
  • Reviewed existing infrastructure and made recommendations based on best practices.

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7. DNS

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Here's how DNS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Re-Designed Active Directory and DNS infrastructure for five different customer domains, to allow for better replication reliability and DNS improvements.
  • Designed and Deployed Active Directory Services/DNS Infrastructure in the Organization.
  • Configure and maintain Active directory DNS servers/zones for enterprise
  • Experience in Microsoft Active Directory and Domain Administration, Network Administration (firewall configurations, security, DNS and DHCP).
  • Utilized ServiceNow for data center service requests (Network requests for IP's, ILO's, and DNS changes).
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
  • Implemented and maintained Active Directory and Windows-based networking infrastructure (DNS, remote access, WINS, IAS, etc).
  • Migrated and consolidated DNS, DHCP and WINS Server for Store and Corporate Network for centralized management and efficient name resolution.
  • Participate in the verification of DNS and Exchange 2010 systems and made changes to infrastructure to better suite migration effort.
  • Implemented DNS Conditional Forwarding across the Enterprise, including all customer domains and our internal MFX Employee Active Directory domain.
  • Provide the support of building the servers, Patching, users administration task, deployment software disk on DNS/NIS domain.
  • Implemented Microsoft DHCP, DNS, and Domain trust relationship, file and print services, user and group management.
  • Performed all preparatory steps to ensure a smooth migration including capture of all firewall rules requirements and DNS updates.
  • Resolved various changes and issues in LAN/WAN and DNS infrastructure which resulted in minimal Network and system interruption.
  • Implemented DHCP, DNS, and WINS Backup strategy planning and implementation Network management of TCP/IP networks.
  • Add entries to DNS black hole listing in accordance with Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA).
  • Managed Windows NT/2000 File & Print, Domain controller, and DHCP, Proxy and DNS servers.
  • Implemented & managed DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) & DNS (Domain Name System).
  • Maintained and upgraded existing infrastructure including configuring Gateways, DHCP, DNS, NAT and VLAN configurations.
  • Configured WINS, DNS, FTP Server, Windows Print Server and NT 4.0 Domain controller.

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8. Domain Controllers

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Here's how Domain Controllers is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Maintained Primary Domain Controllers and Backup Domain Controllers - Supported the planning of system/environment requirements for individual projects.
  • Test various parts of network infrastructure including disaster recovery of domain controllers, Active Directory and applications.
  • Monitor domain controllers and file servers for proper operation and security concerns.
  • Create critical backups of domain controllers utilizing Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
  • Implemented AD/DNS Replication with additional Domain Controllers in every Campus.
  • Installed and configured secondary domain controllers.
  • Coordinated server refresh for domain controllers.
  • Manage password security, domain controllers, IIS, share, Active Directory, DHCP, web application and file servers.
  • Joint project leader responsible for the architecture and implementation of Active Directory consisting of 80+ sites with over 60 domain controllers.
  • Experience in Active Directory Domain Controllers, DNS, DHCP, Security templates, Group Policy for Windows 2008R2/2003 Servers.
  • Experience with Active Directory and Exchange includes creating and managing user accounts, groups, file services, domain controllers.
  • Administered Windows 2000/2003 servers on both Physical and virtual platforms for Domain controllers, DNS, DHCP and web services.
  • Involved in Server Administration, provisioning, and server builds for restricted group domain controllers and member servers.
  • Worked on Setup Replication, Synchronization between multiple domain Controllers, DNS and Database Servers Window Server.
  • Upgraded domain controllers from NT to 2003 using new hardware and involving moving of FSMO Roles.
  • Experience in SCCM Patching- Deploying Microsoft Patches to all Domain Controllers and Infrastructure servers through SCCM.
  • Participate in a 20 person team supporting domain controllers, application and file and print servers.
  • Migrated all Windows 2008 Domain Controllers to Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016 Domain Controllers.
  • Build Domain controllers along with migrating Server based application to stand alone and file servers.
  • Manage all Domain Controllers and Active Directory for the credit union as a Domain Admin.

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9. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Created custom SQL Reports based on business requirements; Implemented Web Reports Portal based on Desired Configuration Management.
  • Created Customized reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Service.
  • Administered Microsoft SQL Server 2000: Built new servers, ran monitoring jobs, Transact-SQL statements and backup jobs regular basis.
  • Used my skills of hand-coding ASP web pages to allow employee access to 'hidden' SQL data for viewing and analysis.
  • Validated that backups could be restored as needed by regularly performing SQL DB and file restores as requested by business units.
  • Support & troubleshoot any Windows Server related issues, assist SQL & Oracle DBA's with Windows related issues.
  • Designed and developed a standard 2-Node SQL Cluster solution to be deployed as needed in the Forest Service network.
  • Used Microsoft BizTalk to integrate disparate applications such as SAP, SQL, IBM MQ Series and Mainframes.
  • Involved in Monthly SQL maintenance activities including Backup\ Restore, Index rebuilds \ changing the SQL connection settings.
  • Worked on migration of SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012 and configured Availability Groups for Always ON.
  • Configured Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) on windows servers 2008, 2012 for SQL server 2008/2005.
  • Developed SQL scripts, cursors, tables, views, materialized views as per the business requirements.
  • Improved the reporting performance of the Business Intelligence Unit by deploying new SQL servers on improved hardware.
  • Have a strong emphasis on client deployment, Mobile Device Management, Active Directory, SQL Server.
  • Configure troubleshoot and maintain clients hosted Windows environments with Raid, cluster and SQL server cluster issues.
  • Designed and implemented Microsoft Project Server 2003 and SQL Server for a Business Project tracking system.
  • Designed and implemented SLA reports utilizing MS SQL server queries, stored procedures and SSIS packages.
  • Managed Microsoft back office products including SMS Administration, Exchange Administration, and SQL Server.
  • Assisted with the installation of Microsoft SQL 2000 server cluster farm for high availability.
  • Installed and configured application server using Microsoft NT Server 4.0 and SQL Server 7.0.

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10. IIS

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Here's how IIS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Provide administration and troubleshooting of corporate IIS servers.
  • Administered the IIS application efficiently.
  • Provided design and implementation leadership of all Windows based systems such as directory services, email, and IIS web servers.
  • Installed, administered, and monitored tasks related to the support of WebSphere, IIS, and Apache Tomcat Application Server.
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure services (IIS, SNMP), settings, directories, etc.
  • Migrated from one server/database to another involving both code base and database move, IIS 5 to IIS 6 migration.
  • Deployed/Configured Web servers (IIS, Apache) and have strong knowledge in Internet Information Services (7.0/7.5/8.0) Administration.
  • Maintained Web Servers by installing IIS 6 and 7, FTP Sites and creating Virtual Directories in IIS6 and IIS7.
  • Developed and deployed IIS server images weekly for web hosting environment utilizing Windows Remote Installation Service (RIS).
  • Experience with SQL backup and restore and SQL administration and troubleshooted IIS related issues and Cluster related issues.
  • Installed, patched, and administered SIPRNET servers such as Exchange, FTP/IIS, Terminal Servers, etc.
  • Created and Configured Virtual Directories Using IIS Manger to support new additional features/applications in the existing Web Sites.
  • Configured 14 web servers running on Windows 2000 IIS 5.0 platform including remote access and VPN servers.
  • Maintain server components and vulnerability patch installations, IIS management, Event Viewer and log file analysis.
  • Installed and configured Microsoft IIS 5.0 Server to replace failing IIS 4.0 Server for corporate Intranet site.
  • Provided Level 2/3 support to Internet Services group: troubleshooting IIS, SQL, and ASP issues.
  • Manage site server IIS5/6 to deploy new application to all Toyota TMS North America Prod Dealer Sites.
  • Performed numerous custom installations if IIS 6 and IIS 7 as part of new web server deployments.
  • Designed and implemented messaging services using Website hosting and Internet Information Server (IIS) Configuration.
  • Network connections/moves Install Windows Server 2003 OS, setup and configure IIS, SQL, etc.

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11. Web Servers

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Here's how Web Servers is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Provide capacity and performance monitoring/analysis, configuration and change planning and execution, and security administration of Windows-based web servers.
  • Utilized Compaq insight manager to monitor assigned web servers.
  • Deployed several new web servers to network load balancing cluster, doubling capacity to support the rapid growth of customer base.
  • Performed systems administration of 25 Windows 2000 web servers which supported approximately 1500 users of more than 100 system applications.
  • Involved and implemented may migration of Websites from Web Servers on Microsoft NLB to F5.
  • Assist Web Development division in procurement, installation, and maintenance of Web Servers.
  • Configure & install SSL certificates for Exchange Servers and Web Servers.
  • Gained experience with a CNSI email migration onto Google Web servers.
  • Maintain/Supported the Apache web servers in the QA/Development environment.
  • Assisted in moving Web servers from UNIX to NT.
  • Configure and administer FTP site in Web Servers.
  • Maintain Web servers as needed.
  • Install & Support Web Servers, FTP Servers, File and Print Servers.
  • Manage all Web servers and hosted web site.
  • Created recovery server for production web servers Used Vmware for server consolidation Patched Operating Systems with BigFix

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12. OS

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Here's how OS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Deliver server administration support for base operating system on in-scope server by implementing stand OS parameter configuration and version levels.
  • Maintain accurate Change Management best practices from request to implementation to logging for transparency in auditing and cross-team communication.
  • Advise customers on Operating System/Hardware hosting options and specifications based on business and system requirements.
  • Restricted server administrator account permissions to those required to perform certain tasks.
  • Identified specific department needs, evaluated solutions, and implemented chosen solution.
  • Worked on HPE for standardization of data protection across different environments.
  • Key Contributions - Lead Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator.
  • Researched storage and clustering high-availability solutions for possible implementation.
  • Provide systems administration support to cross-functional product development teams.
  • Installed, configured and administering MicrosoftWindows 2003/2008 servers.
  • Analyze security Risk False positive evaluation.
  • Monitored connectivity to the OSD/Pentagon network.
  • Proposed and implemented systems enhancements.
  • Applied and maintained DISA/NSA STIG configurations to Microsoft and other vendor software products; administered site anti-virus and IPS/IDS software suites.
  • Performed customer and IT services for 2.5K Joint users across the United States supporting a 12K+ square-mile/$3.5B range.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining users in Office 365, installation, configuration, and administration of Microsoft Office 2010/2013.
  • Assisted with the network engineering of this new office complex for connectivity to multiple sites across the United States.
  • Provide Remote support and administration on network for internal and external clients using tools like Microsoft remote desktop connection.
  • Installed and fully developed a DotNetNuke website on our hosting provider's server as a customer support web portal.
  • Coordinate, deploy, and test video wall system patch activities across the networks used within the NCCIC.

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13. Group Policy

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Here's how Group Policy is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Participated in decision process regarding Active Directory and Group Policy as relating to features, security and deployment issues.
  • Maintained security infrastructure with Group Policy, endpoint scans, vulnerability scanning, to improve security posture.
  • Created Active Directory and Group Policy infrastructure to implement higher security standards and uniformity among office workstations.
  • Experience managing Active Directory, including user administration, group policy management, and site architecture.
  • Tested/implemented Active Directory group policy rules for users and computers in the Windows environment.
  • Supported customer Active Directory domains to include user account management and Group Policy troubleshooting.
  • Manage day to day operations in an Active Directory environment including group policy management.
  • Managed Windows Active Directory and Group Policy for organization and security purposes.
  • Acquired proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory 2008 Group policy and system configurations.
  • Configured Group Policy to restrict user settings on Laptop/Desktop Firewalls.
  • Administered and improved corporate group policy infrastructure.
  • Ensured Windows Integrity through managed anti-virus support, central distribution of Windows applications via group policy, and Windows patch management.
  • Configured and troubleshot of Group Policy, GPP, printer policy, password policy, software deployment and folder redirection issues.
  • Maintain and administer Microsoft applications such as DNS, DHCP, WDS, WSUS, Group Policy, and Hyper-V.
  • Managed 140+ Servers for optimization, Active Directory, Group Policy, Managed DNS, DHCP, and Wireless Network.
  • Experience in Implementing and Administration of Active Directory Services, replication, Trust Relationship and * Enforcing Domain Group Policy.
  • Provide administration of FTP servers, as well as configuration of MySQL/MSSQL implementations, Active Directory and Group Policy objects.
  • Worked with and administered infrastructure services including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WINS, and Group Policy.
  • Complied with SOX regulations by implementing WSUS with group policy which automatically approved and pushed critical updates to clients.
  • Created and implemented a departmental and geographical OU structure for group policy enforcement at different sites for our domain.

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14. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Ensured 24x7 client systems availability and reliability through proactive monitoring, troubleshooting, and issue resolution for all applications/services.
  • Oversee technical execution for global deployment, Resolve customer technical issues through diligent research, reproduction and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot server status and alerts utilizing Hewlett Packard System Insight Manager and System Center Operations Manager.
  • Provide on-call support, troubleshooting, incident notification and resolution, problem management and root cause identification.
  • Processed electronic request forms and performed troubleshooting of problems concerning permissions for users to shared files.
  • Provided general desk-side support to users by troubleshooting applications or instruction to help increase continual productivity.
  • Performed large system configuration, systems troubleshooting, high level problem analysis and resolution.
  • Experience in working with FileNet Installation, Configuration, Administration and Troubleshooting.
  • Performed root cause analysis and necessary troubleshooting across Windows and Unix environments.
  • Resolve the majority of complex configuration problems by troubleshooting and simulation.
  • Provide high level troubleshooting to resolve problems and maintain high availability.
  • Manage Maintaining Active Directory replication and troubleshoot Active Directory Performance.
  • Performed and assisted in troubleshooting and diagnosing production server problems.
  • Research Information Technology solutions and processes for troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Maintain current LAN/WAN environment and provide troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Installed and configured network components and troubleshoot network problems.
  • Maintain hardware at field locations troubleshooting Dell/Cisco servers.
  • Performed troubleshooting of network access and hardware/software issues.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot engineers environment issues etc.
  • Recover point appliances configuration and troubleshooting.

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15. Vsphere

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Here's how Vsphere is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Used Update Manager 5.5 to upgrade vSphere5.1 to vSphere5.5.
  • Installed and configured vSphere5 and VM Provisioning.
  • Worked on design documents of vSphere environment for business critical applications.
  • Installed and configured Vsphere 4 in bare-metal configuration.
  • Experience with vSphere Replicator during Disaster Recovery.
  • Experience in implementation and deploying View 4.5 (VDI) virtual desktops and ThinApp 4.5 Application packages with vSphere ESXi4.1 environment.
  • Experience in vSphere Replication using Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for backup in case of disaster.
  • Experience working with Vendor Data center and involving in migration projects like VSphere updates and NetScalar installations.
  • Involved in developing virtual application sizing, a virtual machine layout and a vsphere cluster layout.
  • Deploy physical and VSphere virtual Windows servers via scripts, automation, and manual processes.
  • Initiated server recovery through system restart (RDP, ILO, Vsphere).
  • Upgraded VI3 ESX servers to VSphere Server 4.0 on as needed basis.
  • Worked on vSphere Data Protection for virtual machine backups and disaster recovery.
  • Experience in vSphere 5.x and 4.x deployment, management and upgrades.
  • Provide support for virtual Servers and Work station using vSphere 4.1.
  • Provision vSphere 5.5 VM's for application upgrades and migrations.
  • Worked on Tuning-up vSphere Performance and Optimized Virtual Machine.
  • Performed up-gradation of ESX 3.5/ESXi4.1 environment to vSphere 5.0.
  • Deployed new vSphere 5 infrastructure for VDI implementation.
  • Experience in configuring EVC for VMwarevSphere Clusters.

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16. Citrix

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Here's how Citrix is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Support Clients multiple applications installed on CitrixXenapp 6.5.
  • Supported day to day operation activities ensuring high availability of Windows Server environment hosting Citrix XenApp environment.
  • Automated Citrix Presentation Server and Windows Server builds, improving reliability and reducing build time.
  • Maintained data and server integrity for Citrix XenApp farms; configured and monitored NetScaler Gateway.
  • Implemented and administered Citrix server installations including XenApp, XenServer, and Provisioning server.
  • Managed the Citrix xenapp6.5 servers configured and published application and troubleshoot user related issues.
  • Design, implement and administer Citrix Presentation Server and Terminal Services solutions.
  • Build and maintained Citrix solution for PeopleSoft Developers globally for workstation installation.
  • Leveraged Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Citrix for software deployment.
  • Implemented high-availability pair of Citrix Access Gateway 7000 Enterprise Edition appliances.
  • Managed a Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server Farm 4.5 including Secure Gateway.
  • Published Line of Business and Off-The-Shelf applications in Citrix environment.
  • Provided general support of XenDesktop environment including Citrix Provisioning Server.
  • Coordinated deployment of Citrix Receiver project involving multiple business units.
  • Created, updated and published applications in Citrix Management Console.
  • Experience in Installation manager and publishing applications on Citrix.
  • Administered Citrix terminal services environments for multiple hosted customers.
  • Moderate testing experience in Microsoft HyperV and Citrix XenServer.
  • Define VM configuration parameters for optimal Citrix performance.
  • Installed and configured various applications in Citrix environment.

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17. SAN

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Here's how SAN is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Collaborated with SAN administrators to comply with Disaster Recovery expectations and implement server backup requirements.
  • Improved disaster recovery response time by installing and configuring server hardware for SAN connectivity.
  • Sanitized decommissioned servers and destroyed disks per company policy.
  • Migrated old environment hardware/software/applications to new SAN/Host solution.
  • Updated firmware and drivers for SAN, tape drive, tape library, network cards, SCSI controllers and Raid controllers.
  • Configure and maintain Tape library and tape drives, within NetBackup, BackupExec and at OS level in a SAN configuration.
  • Implemented Windows 2003 WSUS Server for client and server patches using GPO, Blades/Chassis, virtual deployments, SAN attached storage/BFS.
  • Assist in the maintenance of test lab, which serves as a sand box environment for the development and support team.
  • Trouble shoot RSA issues, server RAM issues & upgrades, patch panel work and & SAN fiber optic connectivity issues.
  • Coordinated and worked closely with the SAN Admins for storage needs as per the requirements along with planning future storage needs.
  • Worked as part of a team to successfully perform data center migrations of thousands of client servers while maintaining SLA.
  • Involved in initial setup of Fabric, used Web tools to created VSAN's and configured Zoning on Brocade switches.
  • Monitor virus, Microsoft Windows OS, Application updates, maintain sandbox environment to test updates prior to release.
  • Assist Engineer in installation, configuration and maintenance of HP StorageWorks EVA and MSL/ESL storage lines and Brocade-based SAN.
  • Installed and configured the MS plug-ins for the SAN Admin servers that are monitoring the HSG80 controllers and disks.
  • Migrated 8 Windows NT4 domains which included Hundreds of servers and thousands of workstations to Windows 2000 Active Directory.
  • Led the design, implementation, and oversight for the site's SAN file and folder directory structure.
  • Performed JNI Driver Upgrades (4.1.2) for Servers experiencing SAN problems that have caused disk unavailability.
  • Project lead for several large projects, such as SAN migration, and ER-16 Network switch replacement.
  • Worked closely with SAN team and allocated storage to the server and shared with its cluster nodes.

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18. Database

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Here's how Database is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Established and configured SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring in a test environment for a Warehouse Management application being evaluated.
  • Worked with application developers, systems engineering, and the database administrator to assure optimal performance of production systems.
  • Maintained and supported internal database repository and managed the service and application creation/deletion and association with SQL sever instances.
  • Worked on Data schema modeling and designed Database Schema using ERWIN tools and implemented Normalization on relational modeling.
  • Created server forms for newly commissioned virtual servers/configuration items within HP Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB).
  • Maintained inventory database, assigned hardware and software assets, and managed warranty and service agreement information.
  • Performed daily database backups; conducted scheduled, unscheduled, and preventative server maintenance actions.
  • Participated in gathering the business requirements and Database Specifications to validate the client requirement.
  • Perform mail account management and routine Lotus Notes & Exchange server and database administration/maintenance.
  • Prepared technical and administrative documentation for database designs, and documentation for implementations.
  • Conducted Performance Review of Database for business critical applications with Senior Leadership team.
  • Analyzed Oracle database space requirements and performed tuning activities for existing software.
  • Deployed and configured Database Availability Groups to provide high availability of services.
  • Monitored server and databases using resource monitoring tools ensuring optimal performance.
  • Managed SQL Servers databases and participated in discussions with Oracle administrators.
  • Participated in a one year cross-training assignment as a Database Administrator.
  • Installed and administered hardware and software for enterprise web/database servers.
  • Maintained inventory database of all department hardware and software licensing.
  • Assisted in Database mirroring as the disaster recovery solution.
  • Participated in various projects to streamline database support.

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19. R2

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Here's how R2 is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Provide system administration of physical and virtual servers running Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 in clustered and non-clustered configurations.
  • Provided Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012R2/2016 Administrative assistance.
  • Supported Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012 R2, work with Active Directory to set user permissions, add/deletes Group Users & Account.
  • Performed server 2008 R2 backups and restores, and created and deployed windows 7 Enterprise images to unclassified laptops and desktops.
  • Customize the 2003/2008 R2 servers in terms of Registry, Audit/Account/Security policy, patching, to sustain Company Standard Operating Environment.
  • Provided system administration and technical support for Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012R2 Servers on a daily basis.
  • Upgraded existing Windows Server 2003 environments to Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 Servers, Active Directory and Group Policies.
  • Manage, configure, administer and maintained 12 virtual 2008r2 Microsoft Windows servers within unclassified, classified and sensitive network components.
  • Managed the upgrade of the HJF headquarters domain and multiple client domains from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Design, planning, implementation and administration of Microsoft Windows 2012/R2 and 2008/R2 server systems, both virtual and physical.
  • Deployed physical Win2008 R2 Physical servers (C200, C210) across 80 remote global sites through PXE build process.
  • Implement and Manage Windows Sever 2012 R2 Print Servers and Cisco Identity Services in database and on Cisco Catalyst Switches.
  • Set up alert notifications and performance data collection using a small SCOM 2007 R2 management group in a lab environment.
  • Implemented, configured and troubleshot Windows Server based applications and Windows Server operating systems for 2003/2008/2008R2 Standard and Enterprise editions.
  • Planned and implemented the upgrade of a Hyper-V 4-node cluster from 2008R2 to 2012R2 including expanding the underlying NetApp storage.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot Windows 2003/2008 & R2/2012 server in a distributed enterprise environment using Standard Microsoft tools.
  • Worked with Active Directory Infrastructure as well as File and Print Server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 platform.
  • Install, configure and maintain the following Microsoft products and services: Windows 2008 R2 servers and Exchange 2010.
  • Utilized DFSR in Windows Server 2008 R2 to replicate all remote file server data to central hub server.
  • Conducted basic troubleshooting in Windows 7, 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012 R2.

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20. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Maintained server images and documented setup and configuration procedures used for server administration.
  • Setup/configured and maintained an enterprise road-mapping application running worldwide on an SQL2000 server.
  • Provided break/fix/setup support for servers and desktops for approximately another 50 clients.
  • Ordered, setup, and deployed new hire desktop, laptop, and server computers with appropriate software and hardware configurations.
  • Assisted in the wiring of the office cubes in the call center and setup a common use area of 4 machines.
  • Corrected Internal Consistency Errors using Install Shield's Setup Editor, Windows Installer SDK tool ORCA, and Microsoft Dependency Walker.
  • Created and managed Active Directory accounts for corporate systems; to include initial account setup, maintenance, and termination.
  • Installed, setup, configured, and administered NT4, 2000, and 2003 servers in Active Directory.
  • Configure windows 2000 PC, Outlook 2000, setup GPO policy, and created Norton ghost image disc.
  • Audit various backup environments from time to time and ensure integrity of backup and recovery setups and activities.
  • Repackaged software installations for use in a new environment using Setup Capture tool in Wise Package Studio.
  • Collaborate with other team members on data center setup for various NYC sites and remote data centers.
  • Designed, Setup and configured Active Directory on large-scale networks, DHCP, DNS and Group Policies.
  • Helped setup a temporary disaster recovery site in the Buck office for clients affected by 9/11.
  • Provide engineering and operational support for VTC/SVTC systems, including call setup, connection and troubleshooting.
  • Provided telephone setup so that local US Windows Hot Line would ring in Malaysia and India.
  • Document the setup and administration of new applications and web/FTP sites per company guidelines.
  • Managed setup and activation of new card access management system for the site.
  • Experience in installing IP switch FTP server and configuring IP switch FTP setup.
  • Performed printer setup of all HP environments and firmware updates on HP blades.

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21. Recovery Procedures

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Here's how Recovery Procedures is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Establish Windows server disaster recovery plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Tested and documented Data Restore and Disaster Recovery Procedures.
  • Defined, performed, and validated system backups and recovery procedures to ensure full data retrieval if needed.
  • Work on Disaster recovery procedures and perform actual recovers at IBM Sterling Forest Site once a Quarter.
  • Serve a key role in the execution of multiple corporate and customer disaster recovery procedures.
  • Implemented backup and recovery procedures using RMAN.
  • Performed system backups and Recovery procedures, closely following SOPs to ensure security.
  • Performed all backups and cataloging of backups, arranged offsite storage, disaster recovery procedures.

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22. Linux

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Here's how Linux is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Provided systems administration and network management for the Occupation center's micro-computer environments, which included Red Hat Linux server.
  • Perform administration, upgrades, and daily maintenance of hardware and software consisting of UNIX/Linux-based and Windows-based operating systems.
  • Experience in combining Linux servers to Active Directory to enforce password policy uniformly and simplify dual factor authentication.
  • Configure Active Directory user and computer accounts for cohesive access between Linux and Windows environment.
  • Designed and implemented cross platform backup and integration solutions for Windows and Linux embedded devices.
  • Launched a Linux based instant messaging system resulting in improved internal communications.
  • Performed automated installations of Operating System using Kick start for Linux.
  • Experience administering, installing, configuring and maintaining Linux.
  • Performed database administration and performance tuning for Oracle and MYSQL databases in Linux Servers and automated database backup with shell scripts.
  • Enhanced quality by monitoring and managing performance of MS Windows and Linux virtual machines, and resolving any infrastructure related issues.
  • Expanded, configured, and administrated 26 Linux cluster servers, 16 Windows workstations, 6 printers, and several peripherals.
  • Configured and troubleshot a variety of applications including the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP).
  • Experience in performing System Integration/Administration for Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 Server, Windows 98/XP/Vista/7, Red Hat Linux, and Ubuntu.
  • Procure equipment via Dell & CDW and use Windows Virtual Machine for Widows and Virtual Box for Linux test environments.
  • Create Windows /Linux templates to be used for mass deployment of servers for new customers in our SAAS environment.
  • Launched instances in AWS and created Windows and Linux AMI's for launching instances in the environment for future.
  • Supported enterprise level infrastructure comprised of Windows, Linux and Unix servers with an emphasis on Windows operating systems.
  • Added in the designed and implementation of LINUX client, server and cluster based systems for classified computing areas.
  • Aided in supporting many Disaster recovery tests in a mixed environment of Linux, Oracle, and Microsoft.
  • Maintained user and application accounts on the Network Servers including Microsoft Exchange, Linux Servers, Unix Servers.

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23. Vcenter

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Here's how Vcenter is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Manage testing, implementation and administration of vCenter Lab Manager Server.
  • Monitored alarms and managing it using Vcenter Server Notifications.
  • Deployed Vcenter Operations Manager (VCOPS), leveraging its capability for proactive monitoring of health of the entire virtual environment.
  • Analyzed ESX server logs and vCenter server logs to diagnose the root cause for issues if there are any.
  • Involved in developing VCenter services system design, networking, storage layout and backup and recovery (HA).
  • Familiarized with Virtual Machine builds, cloning, migrating, and adding CPU's in the application Vcenter.
  • Managed, maintained and upgraded two VCenters from versions 5.1 to 5.5 to 6.0U2 and to 6.5.
  • Worked on vCenter Configuration Manager for setting the parameter values for storage and ESX hosts.
  • Used vCenter Operations (VCOPS) for checking the health of the virtual environment.
  • Experience in troubleshooting the issues related to Vcenter server and ESX hosts.
  • Configured linked mode configuration on vCenter servers for the ease of operations.
  • Experience in migrating VM's using vCenter converter standalone and server modes.
  • Updated and upgraded the ESX servers using vCenter update manager.
  • Maintained vCenter Server 4.1 & implemented View Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Moved the cluster from one Vcenter to another Farm.
  • Configure and worked on vCenter Linked mode.
  • Work Installation of vCenter server and components.
  • Configured vCenter server and Update manager.
  • Manage user permissions in vCenter Server.
  • Upgraded ESX servers and vCenter server.

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24. Symantec

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Here's how Symantec is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Deployed anti-virus software (McAfee, Symantec-Norton) to client systems using remote consoles and directly at the workstations.
  • Implemented database and server backup/recovery and disaster recovery solution using application utilities and Symantec Backup Exec.
  • Automated the deployment of end-user software applications utilizing Symantec Ghost to ensure efficient and standardized deployments.
  • Managed and deployed backup solution for servers utilizing Symantec System Recovery 2011.
  • Integrated and supported Systems Center Data Protection Manager and Symantec Business Exec.
  • Created a centralized anti-virus server based on Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate Edition.
  • Administered email/router/firewall system and Symantec NAV Corporate Edition updates and configuration.
  • Initiated, install and maintained a Global Symantec Anti-Virus environment.
  • Perform daily backup checks using Symantec NetBackup Administration console.
  • Ensured server backups complete successfully using Symantec Net Backup.
  • Involved in configuring and troubleshooting Symantec Endpoint Protection server.
  • Performed data back-up and recovery tasks utilizing Symantec Backup Exec
  • Administered and managed daily backups via Symantec NetBackup.
  • Performed testing on application firewalls like Symantec.
  • Monitored and maintained backups in Symantec.
  • Configured and Maintained Symantec Backup Exec.
  • Image Servers/Desktops/Laptops with Symantec Ghost.
  • Designed and deployed a worldwide distribution of Symantec Endpoint Protection and recently completed the oversight of our transition off SAV CE.
  • Managed systems configuration and maintenance, problem troubleshooting, system and network security using Symantec End Point, K7 Enterprise edition.
  • Oversee systems backups and recovery via Symantec Backup Exec, BM and Dell LTO Tape libraries for archiving and disaster recovery.

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25. Sccm

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Here's how Sccm is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Created SCCM reports and fine-tuned software/hardware inventory to get customized reports for various audit purposes.
  • Manage Microsoft SCCM deployments in a large-scale global environment.oversaw deployments of large and complex applications.
  • Resolved issues with SCCM based Microsoft updates, dramatically increasing overall security compliance for workstations.
  • Full understanding of SCCM 2007 Hierarchy including setup/troubleshooting.
  • Integrated MDT 2012 with SCCM 2012 for effective Migrations and Deployments and Creating Custom Migration Task Sequence for User State Migration.
  • Managed SCCM 2007; planned SCCM 2012 R2 transition; Managed Windows Server 2008/2012, and ACAS for NGIC enterprise systems.
  • Manage and maintain central sites, primary sites, as well as distribution points for the entire company's SCCM infrastructure.
  • Experience in managing multiple Windows systems with Microsoft SCCM2007/2010/2012 providing patch management, remote control, software distribution and OS deployment.
  • Assisted in deploying SCCM windows updates patches as per the normal monthly process to update servers to the latest patch levels.
  • Team member that implemented 1E Shopping solution to allow for users to request software and have it delivered through SCCM.
  • Provided remote control, patch management, software distribution, network access and hardware and software inventory using Microsoft SCCM.
  • Provided SCCM deployment and administration training for the Windows Administrators that were to manage the SCCM environment after the migration.
  • Support System OS patching on client side file servers using SCCM software utilities to push and implement updates as required.
  • Imaged, set up, maintained and troubleshot Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS desktop and laptop computers via SCCM.
  • Administer multiple disjoint Active Directory Forests, Domains, DHCP, DNS, SCCM and various other Infrastructure services.
  • Automated Software deployments using SCCM, Wise Package Studio and PowerShell to distribute installations to over 8500 Windows Clients.
  • Deployed SCCM 2007 clients to servers that were either missing the agent or had a legacy SMS agent installed.
  • Perform testing of all applications prior to production release on workstations, package and deploy software via SCCM 2012.
  • Deployed Microsoft windows OS Patches released by Microsoft on all Servers using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Structure the conversion from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 with an emphasis on seamless operations in the transition.

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26. User Accounts

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Here's how User Accounts is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Perform quality checks and audit user accounts for activity and security purposes, user notifications and account violation notifications.
  • Project involved separation of sub-domain containing approximately 200 user accounts and 1000 computer accounts.
  • Managed Microsoft Active Directory user accounts and Exchange 2010 mailbox configurations.
  • Implemented user administration like adding, deleting and modifying user accounts.
  • Configured and managed user accounts with Active Directory.
  • Administer computer and user accounts in Active Directory
  • Maintained user accounts and security contexts.
  • Manage and supported user accounts, system accounts and groups within the OU's (Organization Units) in Active Directory.
  • Provide support for the Windows team in an enterprise class environment on XP by adding user accounts and deleting user accounts.
  • Managed creation of user accounts, shares, print queues, backup schedules, Mailbox, Distribution lists and server patches.
  • Administered User and groups: Add/remove user accounts, set/change user passwords, customize password aging policies for the users.
  • Granted NTFS permissions to user accounts, groups, files, shared directories and print servers within Organizational Unit.
  • Manage user accounts, policies, NTFS security permissions, Active Directory administration, computing resources, and services.
  • Administer server and workstation support, while managing installation and configuration of workstations as well as maintaining user accounts.
  • Created computer user accounts and assigned different rights/access policies to users, also created local and global groups.
  • Managed Active Directory like all the problems related to user accounts, domain accounts, managing permissions etc.
  • Created Roaming and Mandatory Profile for the user accounts in order to resolve profile issues for the users.
  • Created and maintained user accounts in a highly secure environment and ensured proper security measures were adhered to.
  • Created User Accounts and Groups in Active Directory (AD) as required after gaining required approvals.
  • Create user accounts on Macs, install software, add printers and rejoin Macs to the domain.

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27. HA

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Here's how HA is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Analyze and evaluate emerging software and hardware technologies/standards, and identify opportunities that would add value to the server operational environment.
  • Determined server specifications, purchased and deployed all server hardware, operating system and applications according to developed standards.
  • Developed strong leadership and troubleshooting skills through managing data center and corporate exchange email system.
  • Maintain accountability and conduct annual inventory for all properly tagged hardware systems and assets.
  • Provided 24X7 on-call support and emergency support and administration for critical hardware and applications.
  • Perform advanced monitoring and reporting related to network systems utilizing WhatsUp Gold.
  • Verify the integrity and availability of hardware resources and systems.
  • Setup/maintained multiple HACMP (High Availability Cluster Multiprocessor) configurations.
  • Developed strong working relationships with related hardware and software vendors.
  • Provide maintenance with network/hardware/software installation and troubleshooting.
  • Administered Microsoft exchange based email servers.
  • Exchange Administrator for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
  • Created application written in C# used in disaster recovery that guaranteed data would be transferred and recovered at backup site.
  • Assembled systems and installed the basic software; upgraded the systems and troubleshot different types of Hardware and Network related problems.
  • Managed multiple large scale projects that included obtaining quotes from vendors, multiple team collaborations, and hardware/software acquisition and installation.
  • Installed and configured Quest Tools to include Change Auditor, Recovery Manager for Active Directory, Password Manager, and InTrust.
  • Created specifications, purchased and installed HP Server running Windows 2003 and Oracle to support ADP Perspective Software for Human Resources.
  • Revamped Backup Exec schedule to optimize backup frequency within hardware limitations and supervised tape backup hardware maintenance and off site storage.
  • Performed password changes, permissions adjustments, unlocking of user accounts in Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 environments.
  • Worked on windows incidents, changes, problem and service requests within SLA time and followed Escalation Matrix when required.

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28. Wsus

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Here's how Wsus is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Redesigned WSUS system to allow for greater flexibility in scheduling and granularity of update approvals.
  • Implemented Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) at all client sites and was responsible for testing and approving appropriate updates.
  • Engineered a solution using local and domain WSUS GPO's to ensure regulatory compliance for web servers and web based applications.
  • Scan and deploy patches and updates to the systems using Microsoft Windows Updates Services (WSUS) and keeping up-to-date patch-levels.
  • Installed, managed, and created documentation and procedures for supporting Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to external customers.
  • Managed WSUS to deliver monthly security updates to TEST and Development Servers two months ahead to releasing to production ones.
  • Managed Anti-Virus, WSUS, and Inventory Management server to ensure that computers are patched and secure on all software.
  • Deploy monthly application updates and OS patches by utilizing windows scripts, WSUS, and 3rd party automation tools.
  • Installed and administered other patching solutions such as Software Update Services (SUS, WSUS) using group policies.
  • Monitor and roll-out patches through WSUS to average 400-500 servers across the three master domains currently in our environment.
  • Participate in on-call rotational duties including alert pages, ticket assignments, and weekly server patching with WSUS.
  • Maintained a geographically dispersed Active directory infrastructure, this would include WSUS/WDS and other options to insure security.
  • Migrated to Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS), and Microsoft Operations Manager.
  • Installed, Configured and Administered WSUS (Windows Update Server) to keep servers and workstations patches current.
  • Perform system security updates on workstations and server to ensure they have the latest security patches using WSUS.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot issues with Windows Updates via WSUS across 3 branch offices and two data centers.
  • Configure WSUS server, added clients for upgrade; Manage KMS server for server activation, etc.
  • Designed and implemented lab Windows infrastructure services including DNS, WSUS, Windows licensing and DHCP.
  • Preform monthly security patching updates; pushed via central Windows WSUS server for all NA sites.
  • Configured WSUS server to deploy Windows updates on client computers for all the districts state wide.

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29. DRS

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Here's how DRS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Created affinity and anti-affinity DRS rules to efficiently manage the environment and provide high availability.
  • Configured Resource Pool, V Motion, Alerts, Alarms, HA, DRS and deployed virtual servers using template.
  • Monitored and managed performance of ESX servers and Virtual Machines using Virtual Center Server for HA, DRS.
  • Configured HA, DRS clusters and capacity planning for new clusters, configuring FT for important VM's.
  • Configured and managed several High Availability (HA) and Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) clusters.
  • Designed and implemented fully automated DRS and HA clusters with HP and Hitachi SAN storage.
  • Created HA and DRS clusters and Worked on configured FT for critical VM's.
  • Configured HA, DRS on clusters and did capacity planning for new clusters.
  • Implemented DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules for the Virtual Machines in a cluster.
  • Monitored virtual environment for memory, CPU, storage, V-motion and DRS.
  • Implemented and managed HA and DRS clusters in vSphere4.0 and 4.1 Environment.
  • Configured HA, DRS, Resource Pool and Managed the Cluster Level.
  • Configure HA and DRS clusters and Fault tolerance for virtual environment.
  • Created Clusters for High Availability and DRS and SDRS.
  • Configured HA & DRS Clusters, managing resources.
  • Implemented and managed HA and DRS clusters.
  • Configured HA/DRS affinity rules for cluster.
  • Worked on Configuring DRS, HA & Resource Pools in ESX 3.x, 3.5 and higher versions.
  • Manage ESX clusters, VLAN trunking, resource pools, DRS, HA and Service Console.
  • Created a cluster with HA and DRS and passing rules on to HA and DRS.

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30. Disk

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Here's how Disk is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Monitor server hardware and application performance including disk capacity, network connectivity and error reporting in support of 650+ servers.
  • Monitored daily alerts related to Server availability, Disk Space utilization, Service availability.
  • Supported and resolved complex RAID disk configuration issues to ensure data redundancy and availability.
  • Managed and Monitored availability, performance and Disk/CPU usage of servers.
  • Add guest to inventory, connect raw disk to proper LUN's and add or change network to proper network.
  • Monitor client disk quotas and general disk space usage as well as system performance monitoring, tuning and reporting.
  • Configured Logical Storage Manager (LSM) for root disk encapsulation and implemented root disk mirroring for fault tolerance.
  • Used lower costs disks (SATA) for storage combined with DAG to provide a high available environment.
  • Experience in configuring and managing Virtual Disks, Disk Mirrors & RAID 0, 1 & 5 Levels.
  • Worked on creating disk groups, volumes, deporting, importing disk groups using VERITAS volume manager.
  • Service computer HW by installing RAM, Video cards, motherboards, disks, and other peripherals.
  • Escalate disk, file and share incidents as needed in accordance with the incident management process.
  • Replaced failed components Ethernet/ FC adapters, power supplies, and disks to minimize down time.
  • Worked daily with Gold Disk, SCAP tools, and Retina to validate workstations/servers are compliant.
  • Installed, configured, upgraded, attached to host IBM 7133 SSA Serial Disk Raid Array.
  • Planned for storage and backup including studying the disk space requirement and backup device performance.
  • Resolved issues related to system specifications, disk space, and resource & User access.
  • Used to debug issues like memory leakage, security issues, and disk out-of-space issues.
  • Maintain system stability by ensuring patches, disk space and alerts are responded to.
  • Monitored servers for disk utilization and made sure hot fixes and patches were installed.

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31. P2V

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Here's how P2V is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Continue company P2V initiative to reduce physical infrastructure.
  • Handled multiple p2v and v2v projects and ensured that the activities are completed on schedule with complete end to end responsibility.
  • Led Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migrations of Windows NT, 2000 & 2003 Servers.
  • Worked extensively on live migrations Using Double Take by taking minimum downtime for P2V and V2V Migrations.
  • Assist in Physical to Virtual (P2V) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) migrations.
  • Achieved decommissioning of 50+ servers per month, in support of P2V server migration project.
  • Involved in Data Center Migration using P2P, P2V, V2V migration strategy.
  • Performed P2V, V2V Migration, Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines.
  • Performed P2V migrations on 100+ servers to support consolidation and green initiatives.
  • Worked with VMWARE utilizing P2V to migrate physical servers into virtual environment.
  • Evaluate above products for P2V and V2P migration and server consolidation.
  • Build physical to virtual (P2V) servers as needed.
  • Converted the physical servers to virtual servers using P2V assistant.
  • Perform P2V of the server as per server refreshment project.
  • Involved in P2V, V2V Migration as per client Requirement.
  • Converted physical servers to Virtual servers (P2V).
  • Performed P2V conversions using VM Converter and V2V conversions.
  • Requested IP addresses essential in the P2V process.
  • Populated farm with P2V clone migrations.
  • Worked on P2V and P2P environments.

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32. Powershell

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Here's how Powershell is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Used PowerShell scripting extensively to automate administrative functions as well as empower users, support and development staff.
  • Administered their multiple domain Active Directory environment including bulk creation of user and computer accounts using PowerShell.
  • Provide web and desktop application development and scripting utilizing Windows PowerShell.
  • Implemented various configuration baselines utilizing PowerShell to ensure device compliance.
  • Automated ticket resolutions for server based issues using PowerShell.
  • Administer Active Directory commands using PowerShell scripting.
  • Automated administrative tasks with PowerShell.
  • Manage active directory with PowerShell.
  • Use of PowerShell scripting for administration purposes, such as mailbox moves, enable/disable user/group attributes, OU moves, etc.
  • Design custom PowerCLI and PowerShell scripts to review system settings in data centers to adhere to both security and customer requirements.
  • Provided packaging and deployment expertise, including creating over 200 packages, utilizing various installation methods, including PowerShell custom scripts.
  • Create PowerShell scripts for SCOM to expand the functionality by enabling tags on alerts based on Alert Object Name.
  • Created custom PowerShell scripts to help assist the Help Desk team in their everyday maintenance and reporting operations.
  • Write and maintain PowerShell scripts to monitor environment., automate daily tasks, and assist with customer needs.
  • Provided PowerShell script to automate Virtual machine server build including joining Active Directory domain and install Software.
  • Developed many PowerShell Scripts to automate settings on the Windows Server to meet GSD 331 Settings.
  • Perform domain migration of approximately 800 servers using ADMT and PowerShell scripts to two different domains.
  • Used PowerShell scripts to deploy websites and certain configuration changes in bulk number of servers.
  • Generate systems software and hardware reports for the security and management team using PowerShell 5.0.
  • Exchange Server Management (2010/2013) Office 365 account management PowerShell Scripting, task automation.

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33. Templates

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Here's how Templates is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Manage Certificate Authority, issuing and deploying certificates, managing templates, and monitoring certificate usage.
  • Developed standardized Disaster recovery plan templates to be used by all technology domain teams.
  • Developed baseline virtual machine templates and customization settings.
  • Configure and maintain the VDI roles and templates, and provide support for 1100+ virtual desktops running in the VDI infrastructure.
  • Experienced in ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning, Templates, and Snapshots.
  • Analyze performance of physical servers to determine and customize virtual server specification Deployment of VM Templates to deploy virtual servers.
  • Involved in creating templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.
  • Created and managed Virtual Machines with different Operating Systems (OS) and converted to templates as required.
  • Create and update virtual templates used for deploying production and development virtual servers to support business needs.
  • Build multiple templates working with application teams and desktop team for both persistent and non-persistent pools.
  • Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines for easy deployment of different versions of virtual machines.
  • Created and deployed guest Virtual Machines (VM) via templates and cloning using Virtual Center.
  • Clone the servers, converting the clone sessions to Templates and Converting to Templates.
  • Created templates to be used by other technicians to assist with their daily task.
  • Managed Desktops, Images and Templates in Vdi-in-a-Box with pooled and personalized desktops.
  • Worked on creating Custom Azure Templates for quick deployments and advanced PowerShell scripting.
  • Created departmental VDI templates and tested thin client architecture solutions for desktop deployments.
  • Deploy and configure Windows 2008R2, and Server 2012R2 templates and baselines.
  • Created OS templates deployed large number of virtual servers on ESX hosts.
  • Create and maintain OS images, provisioning templates, and software packages.

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34. System Administration

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Here's how System Administration is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Perform system administration on large-scale windows systems both physical and virtual comprised of over 135 servers in a high-performance environment.
  • Evaluated software for potential use in our production environment for system administration use.
  • Provided system administration and technical server assistance for a 2000-person staff.
  • Trained two junior personnel on fundamentals of system administration and networks.
  • Involved in determining System Administration policies and procedures.
  • Develop and update the required network/system administration documentation.
  • Perform windows system administration on 3 different networks supporting over 4300 servers and workstation for users, including 9 remote sites.
  • Explored new technologies and design methodologies that enhance the efficiency of system administration and support for team.
  • Provided system administration and user-support for a Top Secret 30-node Windows NT 4.0 / Windows 95 LAN.
  • Provided system administration and OS support for both Windows UNIX server systems of over 350 Virtual/Physical servers.
  • Provide system administration to include documentation, installs, and patching for a cluster of servers.
  • Provided system administration duties at the enterprise level for users in Central and South America.
  • Carried out network diagnostics and system administration of Windows 7 systems locally and remotely.
  • Perform other specific System Administration duties as defined in PPDI working practices.
  • File system Administration, Setting up Disk Quota, configuring backup solutions.
  • Help Desk second level support for Red Prairie WMS system administration.
  • Assist with Windows system administration tasks and hardware asset management.
  • Perform system administration and provide network support as needed.
  • Executed System Administration for UNIX systems.
  • Performed system administration duties managing domains and trusts via group policiesutilizing active directory and computer management tools for users and computers.

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35. VMS

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Here's how VMS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Report and maintain vulnerability findings for all local assets using the Vulnerability Management System (VMS).
  • Reduced annual support costs by consolidating an OpenVMS platform to Microsoft NT 4.0..
  • Maintained the weekly patching of Windows servers and updating the findings in VMS.
  • Update the DOD Vulnerability Management System (VMS) weekly.
  • Monitor monthly Microsoft patch releases and update VMS as such.
  • Update Vulnerability Management System (VMS) with server patches.
  • Update server status in VMS weekly.
  • Fine-tuned VMs configurations to get the best performance/resource consumption.
  • Identify vulnerabilities, operational risks, download IAVMs, and patch all network devices in the Testing and Development Labs.
  • Designed, installed and configured Windows 2003 and 2008 servers in Enterprise Environment of 3000+ physical servers and 1000+ VMs.
  • Created and managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.
  • Sound knowledge on resource management framework like creation resource pools, adding the VMs into resource pools.
  • Experienced in resource management framework, creating resource pools, adding the VMs into resource pools.
  • Added 50+ hosts bringing total to 105 managed hosts and administered more than 1500+ VMs.
  • Migrated VMs from local data store to new enterprise Data store with minimal downtime.
  • Worked on installation and configuration of SRM to implement Disaster Recovery of Critical VMs.
  • Deployed VMs in Windows Azure for testing in SIT & QA environments.
  • Manage both VMs and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) using Windows Azure.
  • Administrated the environment having about 100+ hosts and about 3000+ VMs.
  • Assisted in Creation and Deployment of VMs within the Enterprise.

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36. Microsoft Windows

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Here's how Microsoft Windows is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Implemented performance monitoring testing on Microsoft Windows servers after receiving alerts for high CPU / memory utilization during early morning hours.
  • Assigned Windows resource on numerous business unit projects where specialized Microsoft Windows infrastructure expertise was required.
  • Improved system performance by installing and configuring customer's Microsoft windows-based networks.
  • Implemented and supported critical practices for Microsoft Windows server environment.
  • Participated in managing networking issues on Microsoft Windows Servers.
  • Installed and configured and administrated Microsoft Windows 2003 server.
  • Reviewed architecture design of Microsoft Windows systems.
  • Install and maintain Microsoft Windows servers on 3 separate networks consisting of 14 servers, 105 workstations, and 51 printers.
  • Evaluated, installed, maintained and troubleshot the Microsoft Windows server-based operating system, software and hardware suites associated with PersLAN.
  • Administered Microsoft Windows Servers Active Directory, Exchange 2003, ISA 2004, and Microsoft XP Work Stations for 298 Users.
  • Configured and maintained new VM's and Installed Microsoft Windows /2012/2008/2003 Servers, managing VM's and ESX servers.
  • Managed local and domain wide access to all Microsoft Windows based servers and clusters within the global infrastructure.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by identifying, diagnosing, and resolving Microsoft Windows Server OS and hardware issues.
  • Installed Microsoft windows 7 and Windows Vista using Microsoft Deployment Tool kit 2010 on large scale.
  • Integrated user workstations, including MAC workstations with Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems and Active Directory.
  • Maintained and supported over 100 Microsoft Windows servers and associated resources in a large enterprise environment.
  • Preform Standard Security Microsoft Windows patching on the ITIO infrastructure servers once the patches are released.
  • Administered and maintained over 300 IBM Servers running Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard & Enterprise Version.
  • Administered Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 for 100+ Servers in production, readiness/test and development environments.
  • Supported and maintained a Microsoft Windows Server enterprise environment of government accounts of 800+ servers.

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37. VPN

low Demand
Here's how VPN is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Administered and provided troubleshooting for VPN solution and provided support for users accessing the network remotely.
  • Ensured remote users could access corporate resources 24/7 from outside firewall securely and properly by maintaining 6 Juniper SSL VPN firewalls.
  • Involved in day to day Windows Admin responsibilities which include Active Directory, MS Exchange, RDS and VPN rights management.
  • Administered VPN (Virtual Private Network) for T1 WAN (Wide Area Network), used GoToMyPC for remote connections.
  • Supported and assisted customers in numerous types of software including CiscoVPN, Remedy, McAfee, and MS Office Suite.
  • Provide clients with Remote Access Service (RAS) including dial-up connection and Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • Played an integral role in vastly improving system security through the migration to a new two-factor authentication VPN platform.
  • Administer for windows server and all related server services including FTP, AD, DNS, DHCP and VPN.
  • Design Checkpoint firewall and VPN solution for corporate and remote users reducing the need for additional equipment.
  • Configured Entrust server and collaborated with Developer to design a VPN approval site for employees and non-employees.
  • Provide Support for 270 employees including VPN users as well as our offices in Canada and India.
  • Set up a VPC and configured a VPN between our network and our VPC and Amazon.
  • Support for the remote users for any issues with VPN access or internal network access problem.
  • Installed MS VPN technology starting with PPTP then maturing it to SSL VPN for domain users.
  • Configured and implement Remote Access Solution: VPN, ISDN dial up, Fractional T1.
  • Installed and maintained the RSA authentication server used for switch authentication and VPN client connections.
  • Maintain Active Directory and manage user-accounts, NTFS rights, group-policies, VPN policies.
  • Provided custom certificate template for VPN to allow access to different network segment.
  • Installed and supported VPN (Juniper & Cisco) on user's laptops.
  • Exchange mail server administrator, VPN administration\ support and remote tools management.

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38. EMC

low Demand
Here's how EMC is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Support clustered server environments with SAN storage (Left Hand Storage), NetApp, EMC, and IBM DS3K units.
  • Assisted storage team with the provisioning management of the SAN\NAS environment consisting of a variety of NetApp and EMC appliances.
  • Experience working on EMC Symmetric/Clarion, Hitachi Data System (HDS), HP and IBM Storage.
  • Worked night hours for EMC VPLEX storage migration/LUN consolidation for large number of AIX & Linux hosts.
  • Worked with EMC on planning and multiple site implementations of PACAF's SAN tech refresh project.
  • Configured EMC San Disk Cluster for Windows 2003 & 2008 servers; provided basic SAN troubleshooting.
  • Lead Windows engineer on an EMC SAN data consolidation spanning 100+ servers both physical and virtual.
  • Designed and administered highly available Hyper-v clusters on Dell hardware fiber attached to EMC storage.
  • Designed redundant Server solutions using EMC SAN and Cisco CMS for load balanced applications.
  • Skilled on SYMMWIN (tool which use for EMC storage device operations).
  • Implemented process for conversion XML format to MSG format for EMC Center Project.
  • Assisted Storage Admin with monitoring and responding to EMC backup issues, replication.
  • Perform EMC flare code upgrades, PowerPath in stallion and drive replacements.
  • Performed VM Storage migrations to new EMC and Net app storage arrays.
  • Maintained and managed EMC Unified storage environment via EMC UniSphere Manager.
  • Experience with EMC Recover point and Recover point adapter for SRM.
  • Migrated all standalone Windows file servers to EMC NAS storage.
  • Supported the EMC bin file updates for new storage requirements.
  • Assisted the EMC SAN administrators with the backup and recovery.
  • Consult, Installing and configuring the EMC related products.

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39. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Perform maintenance and installation of server hardware to include troubleshooting utilizing software, documentation, and technical support resources.
  • Performed high-level hardware and software technical support to the Corporate Finance Group operating within a mixed Win2K3/Win2000/NT4 environment.
  • Increased customer retention by providing superior customer service and technical support to enterprise customers.
  • Provided technical support in Anti-Virus management and Spam filtering on Microsoft Exchange/2003 server.
  • Facilitated crisis management through technical support during critical application and network outages.
  • Provide technical support and troubling shooting for Windows Server environment on
  • Provided Level 3 Technical Support and provide documented solutions.
  • Provided server-level technical support for 10,000+ client-managed servers.
  • Provide technical support for Windows server environments.
  • Install individual and network printers, use the remote Desktop connection and remote technical support applications for end user support.
  • Lead information technology business which provides hardware, software, and network technical support to more than 50 local organizations.
  • Documented concept, design, user training material, maintenance, technical support and postmortem artifacts for all projects undertakings.
  • Provided technical support, diagnostics and communications of windows infrastructure and applications at both the user level and enterprise level.
  • Implemented gradual conversion of current applications to Windows NT and defined technical support and guidance for all business units.
  • Provided technical support for all web programming submitted to the various servers by department web content developers.
  • Managed the help desk and responded to technical support needs on-site and remotely for 110 end users.
  • Provided technical support for stand-alone and network printers, including high capacity, high speed printers.
  • Provided technical support for installs, configurations, upgrades, and advanced troubleshooting on printer problems.
  • Provided Tier-II technical support for application supporting over 4000+ satisfied call-assistant customers around the USA.
  • Provided second and third level telephone and desktop technical support to business and creative units.

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40. LAN

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Here's how LAN is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Assisted with technical and stakeholder requirements and overall project plan including cost, scope, portability, compatibility and usability.
  • Deployed applications on multiple web servers and maintained Load balancing, high availability and fail over functionality.
  • Fulfilled administrative responsibilities that included network layout, design and planning for future IT software/hardware installations boxes.
  • Redesigned door access control plans to match role-based organizational design and monitored for wrongly assigned access.
  • Participated in an application performance data collection exercise for US Army North Homeland Defense.
  • Planned and coordinated all aspects of internal information system-specific projects from initiation to delivery.
  • Reviewed requirements for file servers and developed plans for network topology conversion projects.
  • Involved in planning and design of Site Recovery Manager Environment for disaster recovery.
  • Provide server administration support during planned outages for system maintenance or upgrades.
  • File system maintenance, disk capacity planning including quota creation and administration.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.
  • Provided technical expertise for project planning, development and project management.
  • Develop and execute implementation plans in accordance with change management processes.
  • Participated in distributed technology/network planning to evaluate implementation of emerging technologies.
  • Performed design & integration functions for university-wide video camera surveillance system.
  • Consult with senior management on project and policy planning and implementation.
  • Configured Virtual Distributed Switch and VLAN configuration for production environment.
  • Formulated and executed plans for data archival and data migration.
  • Participated in Business Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery exercises.
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery Planning exercise and implementations.

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41. Tcp/Ip

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Here's how Tcp/Ip is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Maintained TCP/IP network connectivity for users and servers including configuration and deployment of network hardware.
  • Completed the upgrade of over 20,000 devices upgrading applications and protocol stacks from NetBIOS to TCP/IP.
  • Configured new/recycled machines with TCP/IP, PPP, email, Netscape, and MS Office.
  • Rendered LAN/WAN, TCP/IP and wireless support to end users on a variety of issues.
  • Network configured as Master Domain model with sub-domains in trust relationship using TCP/IP.
  • Transitioned networked devices from use of LAT protocol over to TCP/IP.
  • Configured TCP/IP and network services and joined systems to domain.
  • Configure HP KVMOIP to allow remote console control via TCP/IP.
  • Configured TCP/IP using DHCP and manually.
  • Conduct research on connectivity issue TCP/IP.
  • Solved network TCP/IP connectivity problems.
  • Configure Windows systems TCP/IP protocols, including Inter-networking and Intra-networking issues and NIS mounting of remote servers, services and printer.
  • Configured various protocols for communications over the Network amongst are TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, and NWLINK.
  • Planned and implemented a new private IP subnet, which expanded host requirements for the TCP/IP.
  • card configurations, TCP/IP and applications that ran off TCP/IP stack on NT 4.0.

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42. Unix

low Demand
Here's how Unix is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Performed system accounting and UNIX administration, including disaster recovery methodology for Consumer Communications Services.
  • Installed, configured and managed proprietary applications on Unix servers.
  • Monitored and evaluated UNIX system performance and security logs.
  • Performed security administration on UNIX systems.
  • Install, upgrade and provide routine maintenance on a Network Applications server suite that includes Windows and UNIX operating platforms.
  • Hired to support a number one product of the company, which is divided into Unix and Windows servers.
  • Collected, organized, and programmed 800 daily data transfers from Windows to Unix via Connect:Direct application.
  • Install, set up, and assist in the configuration of hardware and UNIX/Windows server operating system.
  • Served as System Administrator for Windows and UNIX servers for Pacific area for Defense Information System Agency.
  • Monitored all UNIX Servers for CPU utilization, Network traffic, and hard drive space and Memory.
  • Provided system and network support for a small enterprise comprising 50 Windows 2K/Unix - based servers.
  • Configured and maintained HP 700 and 800 series workstations as well as configuring some UNIX servers.
  • Provided over the phone technical assistance for over 400 (UNIX) network administrators and users.
  • Create VM Guest machines (Windows and many flavors of Unix) and install VM tools.
  • Used terminal, SSH, Putty, SecureCRT for remote administration of AIX, UNIX servers.
  • Developed tools for use by System Administrators in a cross platform (Unix/NT) environment.
  • Work seamlessly with Network, Security, Unix and Application support teams to coordinate tasks.
  • Move included all windows and UNIX and communication equipment which consisted of over 300 servers.
  • Set up applications, creating SFTP Folders and users on UNIX boxes on DEV/TEST/PROD boxes.
  • Monitored 850 Serves using HP UNIX and MOMS and troubleshot server and user issues.

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43. PCS

low Demand
Here's how PCS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Maintained hardware/software for development/test PCs.
  • Deployed & supported PCs, Laptops, Network Printers, and other IT devices related to the implementation of Windows 7.
  • Designed, developed and deployed a WSUS architecture supporting the 40,000+ FS PCs and servers across 10 regions and 3 domains.
  • Diagnosed over 100 hard disk drives, replaced RAM, and upgraded user PCs to Windows 7 without interrupting work flow.
  • Trained end users on the proper use of their PCs, along with procedures on usage of shared network resources.
  • Provide hardware and software troubleshooting and repair services for desktop PCs, printers and other peripherals in a network environment.
  • Installed, maintained and troubleshoot various applications as per business requirements for laptops, PCs and thin clients.
  • Perform installations, configurations and support of new PCs, Macs, Printers and/or other technologies.
  • Updated all company PCs and Windows Servers with (WSUS) Windows Server Update Services.
  • Provided hardware and software service on desktop PCs, laptops, and servers.
  • Deployed and supported PCs, Laptops, Printers, and software company wide.
  • Confirmed network connectivity of Hubs, Sun's Network printers and PCs.
  • Managed the troubleshooting, support and maintenance of division's PCs.
  • Managed all servers and client PCs status with SCCM 2003.
  • Migrated PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Experienced on PCs deployment with USMT, SCCM
  • Imaged PCs and deployed when needed.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot faults, and maintain desktop PCs, networks, internetwork hardware, and clients.
  • Install, configure, and test VMware machines customized to the user s needs on migrated PCs.
  • Re-Designed OU structures to better allow proper management via GPOs for users, PCs, and servers.

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44. GPO

low Demand
Here's how GPO is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Centralized folder and directory management with file permissions, groups and password complexity requirements using GPO.
  • Implemented GPO delegation for restricted administration on network.
  • Maintained Active Directory GPO architecture.
  • Utilized AD to create users and passwords, created GPO's to OU groups as requested by management.
  • Upgrade to Windows 2008 and 2012 Active Directory and utilized Windows GPO tools for user and hardware management.
  • Leveraged skills in scripting (PowerShell), systems automation (GPO), and configuration management.
  • Helped to develop, plan, and implement AD, Topology, Schema, and GPO Changes.
  • Managed GPO's, printer queues, and other aspects of Active Directory for the site.
  • Designed and implemented the enterprise Windows 2003, 2008 & 2012 Active Directory & GPO's.
  • Created GPO's to deploy printers, shortcuts, software packages, and map drives.
  • Created GPO's to deliver standard applications to be used in conjunction with WDS deployment.
  • Involved in daily ticketing of GPO, AD management, User permissions, Network sharing.
  • Perform monthly Patch management and service pack level changes using GPO's of A/D.
  • Designed and implemented GPO's to manage workstations, servers, and audit requirements.
  • Leveraged GPO, PowerShell, and custom scripts to manage resources and users.
  • Performed DNS GPO editing, domain Trusts and created all ACL secured groups.
  • Second level support for AD and GPO issues, and Exchange 2003 administration.
  • Update or configure Exchange, AD and GPO settings as needed.
  • Created and implemented the enterprise Windows 2003 GPO's.
  • Defined complex Active Directory Group Policies (GPO).

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45. NAS

low Demand
Here's how NAS is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Coordinate and install site-wide software, software patches and updates within NASDAQ's technology plan and other special project guidelines.
  • Reduced NAS full backup time from 2.5 days down to less than 24 hours with implementation of NDMP.
  • Maintained Authentication servers and local NAS system to ensure students could access their profiles in active directory.
  • Created and configured CIFS Shares, NFS Mounts, Quotas, Groups and Permissions on NetApp NAS.
  • Configure Network attached storage Devices for with File and Print server (NAS - Snap Servers).
  • Maintained data synchronization between multiple data NAS devices in order to provide redundancy for all server backups.
  • Managed data usage, space, security and archival over servers, workstations and NAS machines.
  • Network Team member when NASA changed to agency-wide network; over 400 OU accounts were realigned.
  • Coordinated with the storage team in getting the NAS/SAN storage allocated for Virtual and Physical servers.
  • Work in data migration involving SAN and NAS from older storage clusters to new storage cluster.
  • Involved in the implementation of NetApp NAS technology and configuring shares, CIFS and NFS Administration.
  • Provided support to senior executives and players for all arenas in North America and Canada.
  • Maintained all NAS devices and backup operations for all Windows / SQL / UNIX servers.
  • Perform installation and administration of SAN and NAS to include HBA configuration and upgrades.
  • Worked with SAN, NAS, Network, Backup and other infrastructure teams.
  • Coordinate share migration project from old hardware to NAS or to new server.
  • Worked on NAS, NFS and Samba configuration for UAT and Prod servers.
  • Maintained and managed distributed storage technologies like SAN, NAS and SCSI.
  • Coordinated hardware solutions for NAS with vendors, including Dell and NetApp.
  • Assist in the management of SAN and NAS storage utilization and availability.

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46. Sharepoint

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Here's how Sharepoint is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Deployed Microsoft SharePoint services for inside collaboration of calendaring and data sharing.
  • Developed SharePoint practices and processes to ensure maximum availability, and flexibility.
  • Documented server security gaps via SharePoint.
  • Integrate and administer reporting services (SSRS) into the SharePoint environment including user groups, report publishing and data security.
  • Designed, installed, and configured Microsoft SharePoint 2010 environment to be used by company ensuring smooth transition from former system.
  • Installed and maintained SharePoint servers all versions, Setup and installed SQL server 2005 through 2008 for various data bases.
  • Developed and oversaw multiple Microsoft SharePoint sites - serving as the Website Administrator for the UNIX and Windows team site.
  • Transitioned the company's instance of SharePoint 2007 to MOSS 2010, and preserved all customized web-parts, and settings.
  • Deployed and managed some SharePoint Portal Server 2007 Services by creating a portal for every campus for team collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to the installation, administration, and maintenance of our Exchange environments and SharePoint.
  • Implemented IT/Company Change Control processes/measures using various tools including MS SharePoint, MS Excel, and Exchange Messaging Services.
  • Administered Windows Servers (Active Directory), Microsoft Workstations, Exchange Server 2003, SharePoint Server 2003.
  • Changed public DNS records and TTL values for moving web servers, exchange, FTP and SharePoint servers.
  • Administered the team's SharePoint page and ensured all data related to the project was relevant and up-to-date.
  • Provided support for enterprise applications including, but not limited to SharePoint, Active Directory and Exchange.
  • Led initial development of SharePoint infrastructure under SharePoint Services 3.0, and subsequent migration to SharePoint 2010.
  • Created documentation of IT support processes and served on team developing Microsoft SharePoint policies and practices.
  • Managed and maintained Division domain, SharePoint server, Exchange server, and Battle Command Server.
  • Schedule and assist users via SharePoint with application testing by installing and configuring software i.e.
  • Created spreadsheets on SharePoint 2010 showing the completion of the different phases of the project.

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47. Blade Servers

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Here's how Blade Servers is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Managed installation and configuration of virtual machines, virtual switches, standalone servers and blade servers accommodating various computing requirements.
  • Racked and Stacked HP DL380c G6/G7/G8 Rack Servers and Dell Power Edge M710HD blade servers for the Infrastructure build outs.
  • Managed six Dell PowerEdge blade servers and created successful documented procedures based on industry standards and best practices.
  • Installed and implemented Smart Start to configure RAID 1 and install OS on bare metal HP Blade servers.
  • Designed and installed two new HP blade servers; replaced over 500 lab-nodes for flight simulation experiments.
  • Installed and configured DELL Power Edge and Blade servers with Windows 2003 Standard and Enterprise Editions.
  • Installed and configured 250+ HP blade servers to allow control of various functions of control systems.
  • Swapped the mezzanine cards on HP BL 460c blade servers for C7000 chassis with virtual connect.
  • Experience in administrating BIOS and firmware upgrades on Dell blade servers in Chassis Management Controller.
  • Install and configure HP Blade chassis, HP and IBM Blade servers into server racks.
  • Worked on replacing NIC cards, motherboard and updating firmware's on Dell blade servers.
  • Managed various Dell Servers, Dell Blade Servers, IBM Blades Servers and IBM Servers.
  • Performed hardware replacement and troubleshooting for the Dell Rack servers and HP Blade servers.
  • Designed and implemented new Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster infrastructure on new Dell blade servers.
  • Utilized HP ProLiant Rack-mounted Servers, DELL Servers, and IBM Blade Servers.
  • Build Windows /2008 Servers on standalone and blade servers based on application design.
  • Used HP C7000 blade enclosures with installing multiple layers of HP blade servers.
  • Migrated to new Dell blade servers running Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2005.
  • Worked on installing Chassis, Blade servers and configuring Blade servers with ILO.
  • Rack and configure HP c7000 chassis' for use of blade servers.

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48. Internet

low Demand
Here's how Internet is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Distributed and managed custom configurations of Internet Explorer and Norton AntiVirus.
  • Configured, secured and maintained multiple Internet Information Servers.
  • Maintain internet connectivity, security services and e-mail services.
  • Implemented secure internal wireless Internet and network connectivity.
  • Provide user support for Netscape Communicator internet products.
  • Configure Sonic Wall Firewall Internet security and access.
  • Installed and configured Internet Information Server.
  • Network implementation of new building, created routing for internet access and file security, Responsible for all IT related support.
  • Provide 24x7 on call support of Web server infrastructure for internet and intranet development, staging, and production environments.
  • Addressed and resolved IT user requests related to network connectivity, internet browsing, hardware break-fix, and virus removal.
  • Increased Internet connectivity speed >1500% and reduced cost by migrating from legacy connectivity to modern fiber circuits.
  • Expanded e-mail capabilities through interconnecting Microsoft Exchange implementing Internet Mail Service (IMS) and deploying Outlook Web Access.
  • Support publishing traffic data to the public via telephone contact and via the internet (VDOT 511).
  • Collaborate with graphic artists; provide first level user support for all internet and intranet activities.
  • Administrated and troubleshooted Exchange 2003 server/GFI MailEssential(>1000 mailboxes), McAfee SecurityInternet Gateway.
  • Analyzed, troubleshot, and resolved network, router, internet security, and server issues.
  • Provided expert level assistance with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Windows products.
  • Resolved Windows 7 related issues, Internet Explorer issues and other PC software related issues.
  • Apply a strong understanding of internet concepts and protocols to identify and troubleshoot network problems.
  • Perform security audit and ensure that servers are secured and permanently accessible on the internet.

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49. Snapshots

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Here's how Snapshots is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Created Snapshots according to customer requests and requirement.
  • Sound knowledge on ESX Architecture, guest OS installation, setting up of VM priorities, Cloning and Snapshots.
  • Performed disk consolidations to multiple VM's that failed snapshots which released virtual disk space from data stores.
  • Implemented new backup system that utilizes LTO5, Network Storage, and snapshots in order to streamline backups.
  • Manage the creation of VM snapshots and clones when needed during implementation of new software applications.
  • Restore data from snapshots and provide scratch areas for administrators to perform recovery of email.
  • Used VMWARE to create snapshots, clones, and backups up servers before maintenance.
  • Restored the data from snapshots on the filers in case of accidental deletion.
  • Used FilerView, DataOnTap, Snapshots and other technologies on daily basis.
  • Created Snapshots according to user's requirement.
  • Create snapshots of VM guest machines.
  • Debugged windows issues using windbg and VM issues using vmss2core tool by converting snapshots to dump files.
  • Created and viewed snapshots of data that is stored in Active Directory with Dsamain.
  • Performed Virtual Machine Snapshots for Application machines for Migrations and failback.
  • Created snapshots, changed VLAN's, changed vCPU, RAM, and Disk Space.
  • Perform snapshots, * Proof Point email scanning server for detecting spam, malware, phishing, adult content.
  • Provided lab support to test and dev Team by using VMware Features Snapshots, Cloning.

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50. V2V

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Here's how V2V is used in Windows System Administrator jobs:
  • Performed tons of V2V Migration.
  • Used VMware vConverter to Migrate (V2V) from one Datacenter to another datacenter.
  • Performed V2V cold migrations as well V2V hot migrations as per request.
  • Executed Data Center migration projects concurrently about 5,000 Windows applications migrated P2P, V2V by using VMware Converter.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Windows System Administrator

Windows XP18.6%
Vmware12.4%
Active Directory8.3%
Virtual Machines7.1%
Backup6%
Infrastructure5.2%
DNS4.8%
Domain Controllers4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Windows System Administrator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Windows XP
Windows XP
12.9%
12.9%
2
2
Vmware
Vmware
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
Active Directory
Active Directory
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Virtual Machines
Virtual Machines
4.9%
4.9%
5
5
Backup
Backup
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
DNS
DNS
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
Domain Controllers
Domain Controllers
2.7%
2.7%
9
9
SQL
SQL
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
IIS
IIS
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Web Servers
Web Servers
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
OS
OS
2%
2%
13
13
Group Policy
Group Policy
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Vsphere
Vsphere
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Citrix
Citrix
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
SAN
SAN
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Database
Database
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
R2
R2
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Setup
Setup
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
Recovery Procedures
Recovery Procedures
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Linux
Linux
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Vcenter
Vcenter
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Symantec
Symantec
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Sccm
Sccm
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
User Accounts
User Accounts
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
HA
HA
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Wsus
Wsus
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
DRS
DRS
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Disk
Disk
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
P2V
P2V
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Powershell
Powershell
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Templates
Templates
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
System Administration
System Administration
1%
1%
35
35
VMS
VMS
1%
1%
36
36
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
1%
1%
37
37
VPN
VPN
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
EMC
EMC
0.9%
0.9%
39
39
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.9%
0.9%
40
40
LAN
LAN
0.9%
0.9%
41
41
Tcp/Ip
Tcp/Ip
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Unix
Unix
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
PCS
PCS
0.8%
0.8%
44
44
GPO
GPO
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
NAS
NAS
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Sharepoint
Sharepoint
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Blade Servers
Blade Servers
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Internet
Internet
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Snapshots
Snapshots
0.7%
0.7%
50
50
V2V
V2V
0.7%
0.7%

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