Windows Server Administration is an advanced computer networking topic that includes server installation and configuration, server roles, storage, Active Directory and Group Policy, file, print, and web services, remote access, virtualization, application servers, troubleshooting, performance, and reliability.
Windows Server is a server operating system that enables a computer to handle network roles such as a print server, domain controller, web server, and file server. As a server operating system, it is also the platform for separately acquired server applications such as Exchange Server or SQL Server.
A Windows administrator’s main responsibility is to install and set up Windows systems and servers. They develop servers and provide support to individual users to ensure that the system works reliably and quickly. They may also answer user questions throughout the setup and installation process.
Additional responsibilities of the Windows Server Administrator are to maintain the computer servers on the back end, monitor server performance, and perform system backups on a regular basis, pending the needs of the business. You may also be expected to maintain, update, and upgrade the hardware and software of the computer systems. You are also responsible for providing technical support to other administrators, technical staff, and customers.