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Network administrator best practices

Discussion in 'Networks' started by tripwire45, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Survey time. Everybody is free to chime in. What is your favorite best practice or best practices for a network admin?
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  2. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Okay I will start.

    Do not load new service packs until you have tested them out first in a non production environment to make sure they are compatible with your organisations bespoke software apps etc.

    Proper backup strategies of course including keeping a copy of the backup media off site. And testing restore from time to time to make sure everything is functioning as expected.

    Check server event logs and reports to monitor and resolve problems as they occur. Preferably configure email alerts to inform you of any issues.

    Have a plan for disaster recovery and test the plan to make sure a recovery is feasible.

    Try and make your network design as fault tolerant as possible. This would include at least two domain controllers in a domain etc.
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Restrict User Permissions.
  4. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

    restrict users !!! :biggrin

    Use Group Policy for user policies

    Use ISA and Surfcontrol to monitor / restrict web access

    Manage Backups

    Check Event Logs
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