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Microsoft® Windows Server® Administration: Essentials by Tom Carpenter

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Chapter 15

Server Maintenance

Server maintenance is an important part of the server administrator’s job. Maintenance includes both hardware and software tasks. In this chapter, you will learn about the maintenance responsibilities of a server administrator. These responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the Hardware
  • Planning for Server Downtime
  • Understanding Windows Update
  • Automating with Logs and Alerts
  • Planning for Continuity

Maintaining the Hardware

The first thing you must consider when maintaining a server is the hardware itself. Different hardware components demand different maintenance tasks. Additionally, you must ensure that the environment accommodates the hardware you are using. The following hardware items should be considered:

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