Sysadmin advice for a first timer?
November 23, 2008 4:53 PM Subscribe
I'm starting a new job as a system administrator for small business in a few weeks, what can I do to prepare myself?
posted by talkingmuffin to work & money (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm quite excited about this position but I've never been a sysadmin before. I've done desktop support (which I'm quite good at) and tons of web programming but have never done server support and have never been the only IT person at a business.
It's a Windows XP environment with about 35 users and there is talk of moving to Exchange soon after I arrive. I will also have access to some contractors who will do much of the server set up and config.
Any advice tech gurus?
(I've already purchased the book "The Practice of System and Network Administration" by Thomas A. Limoncelli)