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What is the role of a Network Administrator. The reason for me asking this question is that I am going to be a Network Administrator for my brother's company in the UK, and I am drafting a list of the job of a Network Administrator. The bullet points I have so far, is thus:

To make sure that the computers are Virus-Free;
Set any new computers up;
Create new users;
Make sure the computers are running fast;
Check if the computers are backed up;
Check if the users are not violating the security in the network;
Help users with problems with the network;
Enforce the security regulations of the network;
Monitor all users;
Attend meetings about the Networks;
Attend training seminars or conferences;
Install Software;
Disable userswho violate the security;
Repair machines;
Scan disks for errors;
Monitor the networks;
Install new disk to the servers when needed;
Upgrade the servers when needed.

Is there anything that I've missed out in that list? Please reply as soon as possible.

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by Ann777 In reply to Network Administrators

This varies greatly from different sites... but here's the basics:

Summary:
To administer and oversee network design, implementation, organization, and troubleshooting. To oversee work of technical support staff in managing network hubs, routers, and servers; to monitor underlying communications protocols and supporting network hardware.

Essential Functions:
Surveys performance needs and goals of LAN users.
Interfaces with users, consultants, technical teams, and vendors for maximum guidance in determining the most appropriate type of hardware installation.
Designs, specifies, and documents LAN configurations according to user needs, utilizing outside support resources as appropriate.
Helps install and customize LAN instruments to allow personal computers to retrieve information from the mainframe and allow data to be entered from the PCs.
Prepares charts and diagrams to explain network operation and to train managers and others in proper use.
Prepares checklists and processes for LAN help desk.
Analyzes work load, including traffic and utilization trends.
Supervises network technical support team and organizes software training programs.
Develops and monitors appropriate security procedures to safeguard system from physical harm and viruses, unauthorized users, and damage to data.

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by Ann777 In reply to Network Administrators

The last includes designing and maintaining backup systems and disaster recovery plans.

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by Microsoft fan In reply to Network Administrators

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by chris hirst In reply to Network Administrators

Have a look at this link from a previous TR Q&A

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=73371

Remove any spaces that creep in

Chris

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by Microsoft fan In reply to Network Administrators

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by Elisabyth In reply to Network Administrators

Here is the job description that I wrote for my network admin. This list isn't all inclusive. Take from it what you think you might be doing at your brother's company.

Network Administrator: Responsible for budgeting, procurement, project management, strategic planning, tactical execution, upgrades, support, break-fix, helpdesk, troubleshooting, documentation, change management, asset management, account management, database administration, standards and policy, security, things that go ping, backup and restoration, and research.

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by Microsoft fan In reply to Network Administrators

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by Microsoft fan In reply to Network Administrators

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

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