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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

  • Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them-

    A wiki or SharePoint site is also a great place to keep your change management information. Goggi doesn’t mean the forms you have to fill out for management approval; she means the running change log you and your fellow admins should maintain through each day about any changes you make to systems, users or groups, so that all the admins can quickly and easily see what has recently changed. Remember that one of the first steps in troubleshooting is to determine what has changed, and having a simple running log of those changes can help everyone quickly fix any issues that come up.

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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

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    A wiki or SharePoint site is also a great place to keep your change management information. Goggi doesn’t mean the forms you have to fill out for management approval; she means the running change log you and your fellow admins should maintain through each day about any changes you make to systems, users or groups, so that all the admins can quickly and easily see what has recently changed. Remember that one of the first steps in troubleshooting is to determine what has changed, and having a simple running log of those changes can help everyone quickly fix any issues that come up.

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the tasks on this list as run of the mill, they frequently present a challenge to others. In this slideshow, Christina Goggi, writing for GFI Software, provides some tips on how to approach them.