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By singh_vb ·
As a fresh network administrator what r the things one has to do apart from getting familiar with the setup.what r the daily routines one is responsible for? please help
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by Steve Penn In reply to admin's job

You must make sure the backups are run correctly. This is probably the most important aspect of your job. Doing dummy restores to check the tapes are ok is recommended. Cleaning your tape drives regularly is useful too.

Always keep an eye on event logs daily and look into anything that pops up in them, especially errors/alerts.

Make sure the servers are rebooted at regular intervals. Once a week or once every two weeks would be my recomendation. Make sure they are properly downed and physically switched off for 2 mins or so, so they start-up again from cold.

Check your UPS's are all working and not being overloaded.

Check your servers to make sure that there is plenty of HD space, particularly on the C drive or that will haveaffects on your system. Deleting temp files and internet temp files is advisable to make space. Try to have at least 30% capacity left on each partition to maximise performance.

Monitor your mail/web sweeper to check for any new threats, or checkmcafee.com for latest virus information and send out warning mail to your users.

Hope this is useful and good luck.

Steve

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by Steve Penn In reply to admin's job

come on - cough up my points mate.

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by singh_vb In reply to admin's job

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by Steed In reply to admin's job

Everything in answer 1 plus possably some of the following: Installing an anti-virus and make sure the patches are upgraded periodically - ie. once a week.
Stay on top of software requirements and make sure the company is always legal regarding licenses.
Administer the email server.
Buying new hardware and software.
Designing procedures.
Writing documentation on procedures i.e.
Designing a disaster recovery plan.
There could be others depending on several factors such as: are the usersbolted down? If not, what are the installing/downloading?
Your responsibilities will also vary depending on the nature of the business.

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by dave.raj In reply to admin's job

Hello, your daily routines will be backing up data, helping people with there I.T related problems. Other procedures which are not done daily can be looking after maintenance contracts, specifying hardware & software. As long as you keep your network maintained and running in ship shape order, your life will be easy and you will be the only one in the office who doesn't do any work and browses the web all day. Maybe thats just me. Good luck mate

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by mhoward In reply to admin's job

Depends on the situation. Things such as backup maintainence, anti-virus suites, Network layout, aplication implimentation, networking issues are probably where you will begin.

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by CCCHSADMIN In reply to admin's job

also I would benchmark the network with performance monitor in the morning afternoon and evening so you have somthing to fall back on. Also check with the company to see if they have protocals written on how they want the network to run, and then lock down users as much as possible within company policies

Then you can sit back and browse the I-net such as I, and the user above me do

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