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Active Directory Windows Server

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Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Posted:
November 19, 2018

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SANDESH SRINIVAS ac7qne@r.postjobfree.com 832-***-****

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Experience in IT industry with experience in Server administration in various environments – Windows NT 4.0 2003/2008/2008R2/2012R2/2016 with Active Directory Services (WINS, DNS, DHCP) and AWS Services, Linux Administration tasks.

Extensive hands-on engineering and design experience and subject matter expertise in all versions of Active Directory Domain Services, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services and WINS

Advanced knowledge and experience in of all stages of the Directory Services lifecycle, from architecture and design through deployment, operations, and security best practices in medium to large enterprises.

Experienced in Directory Services problem remediation and capability readiness including: health analysis and remediation, platform transition, restructure planning and implementation, critical situation remediation, Identity Management synchronization, application integration, problem management, future capability design and cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS identity implementation

Experience in designing, implementing changes, troubleshooting, supporting enterprise-wide Windows Active Directory environment composed of Multi-Forest environment with different Trusts, Multi-Forest migration and creation, multiple Domain environment, multiple domain consolidations and retirements, Sites and Services, Site replications and domain controllers.

Experience with NetIQ Directory Resource Administrator (DRA) product that requires regular read and write access into the Active Directory Domains, and any Office 365 tenants managed by each DRA Server. Ensure this process occurs in a timely manner. Each DRA Server will cache a limited number of properties about all AD object types supported by DRA.

Having hands on experience in the field of system, Configuration Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Windows Server 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016 VMWare 4.x/5.x/6.

Planned and implemented IP address schemes and subnet masks.

Experience with writing scripts using VB Script and PowerShell

Worked on Microsoft SCCM 2012 environment as an administer, including creating or editing security groups, application deployments

Administration and troubleshooting of Windows/Wintel OS, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012.

Good Knowledge in troubleshooting issues on NAT, configured security policies on VPN, Route-maps and Access Control Lists.

Knowledge in Data Center and server farm environment. Worked with x86/x64 Intel, HP, IBM, Dell, CISCO hardware- Tower Servers, Rack-mounted Servers, Desktops, Laptops.

Hands on experience for testing and packaging of Windows updates and new software using Admin Studio and VB Script

Extensively worked with Active Directory Services, IIS Servers, DNS, and DHCP.

Performed general scripting, automation and troubleshooting of systems.

Expertise with Windows Active Directory Administration, Windows /winter Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP; and managing Microsoft SQL Server.

Implemented & supported Microsoft Windows NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 and MacOS in a LAN WLAN environment and Microsoft Office 2000 - 2016, Office365 on desktops, laptops & handheld devices. Experienced with Active Directory, Exchange, BES, Good for Enterprise, Air-watch, Symantec Ghost, Citrix, QUMU, VBrick, Acano, Salesforce, SharePoint, AutoCAD, Visio, BlueJeans, Vidyo, ZOOM, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Lync 2010 & 2013 and Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, Cisco Jabber (MOVI), Cisco Telepresence (DX,EX,MX,C,SX,IX,TS&TX Series), Microsoft Surface Hub, Crestron RL2, SMART Room System, MCU, Polycom (RP 310,RP500 and RP700, EagleEye Director, QDX, HDX, PVX, V & VSX models,CX3000, CX5100 and CX8000), LifeSize Icon series, 220 series, CCTV, Crestron AirMedia, Apple TV, Remedy, Track-it, HPSC, Altiris, LANDesk, VNC, SCCM, VMware, Adobe, Skype, IE, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Symantec, Norton and McAfee antivirus. Serviced and supported laptops, desktops, printers, switch and routers, blackberries, Android, iPhone, iPad, MacBook’s, iMac, DVR security systems, Nortel digital phones, Polycom & Cisco IP phones & AV equipment which includes projectors, Video Wall, Plasma, LCD, LED, 4k, 3D, IPTV, AMX, Crestron, Extron, Lutron, Planar and Vantage controllers, AV Switchers, Video Bridge, wireless and wired microphones, BiAmp, SHURE and Clear One audio systems, SMART Board interactive whiteboards and Audio/Video and light mixers.

Experience in with installation of different kinds of Hardware including HP Net servers, Dell Power Edge Server, Dell Desktop, IBM Net vista, Switches, Hubs, Modems and other Data Communication Products.

Possess excellent leadership qualities and has good problem solving capabilities.

Efficiency in management skills, communication and ability to work under strict deadlines.

Working experience in deploying the cloud package and configuring the roles and scaling up and down of the web roles in Azure.

Excellent client facing abilities, a great team player with good leadership qualities.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

VMware

VMware ESX/ESXi vSphere 4.x/5.0/5.5/6.5, vCenter Server, HyperV, VMware Update Manager, HA, DRS, FT, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Capacity Planner, VMware Workstation,

Windows Administration

Windows Server NT 4.0/ 2003/2008/2008R2/2012R2/2016, Active Directory, Windows client OS XP/Vista/Windows 7/10, Linux, Mac.

Tools

SCCM 2012 R2, SCUP, VSphere, WSUS, IIS Web Server, Active Directory, SM9, Admin Studio, App-V, MDT, GPO

Networking

TCP, UDP, IPV4/V6, SNMP, FTP, Telnet, VPN, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, DNS, DHCP, HDLC, DSL Modems, ISDN

Hardware

HP ProLiant DL380 G5/G6 Intel Xeon, HP ProLiant DL385 G6/G7 AMD Opteron, Dell, Cisco UCS blades - B200/B230 series, IBM, PowerEdge 2850, 2950, R710, HP BL 460c G5/G6 blade servers, C7000 HP Chassis. NetApp c Series.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Amerihome, Woodlands, CA July 2017 – till date Sr. System Engineer

Developed transition plans and managed migration projects across a variety of scenarios including on premise, Hybrid and hosted Exchange, and application upgrades. Including Active Directory Federated Services with Windows Server.

Active Directory Services, DNS, Lync Administration, Power Shell in a very large network.

Expertise in Active Directory design and support (Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD) Schema, Organization Unit (OU), LDAP, Sites, Replication, etc.)

Managed Active Directory services using predefined company scripts (Creation of Accounts) and provided server and client support for all issues such as logon failures, account lockout, network connectivity and authentication issues.

Worked on Domain Federation of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

Designing, Architecting, Configuring, Implementing and Troubleshooting New Active Directory Environments and migrating users and acquired companies with Microsoft ADMT & Third Party Solutions such as Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory.

Monitoring and performance tuning for both AD and Windows operating systems including connectivity, synchronization, replication, net logon, time services, FSMO roles, schema, NTDS database partitions, AD Backup and Recovery, ADFS, certificate authorities and trust relationships.

Created minor to complex VB and PowerShell scripts for application

Exposures with Azure Active Directory compatibility. Extensive experience in deployment, migration, patching and troubleshooting of windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Domain Controllers in Active Directory.

Monitoring the Active Directory Replication status of the Domain Controllers.

Worked on deployment, Installation, administration of Exchange server and Office 365(Lync, SharePoint, One Drive and Skype for business). Knowledge of BPOS, Exchange 2013 and 2016 server.

Participated in the engineering, planning, coordination, and installation of new or modified Windows 2008/2012R2/2016 Servers including Blade and SAN storage.

Planned, organized and controlled work efforts, provide input to project standards, provides status of progress, tasks completed and outstanding issues, and produces services\products of the best quality in an efficient manner.

Installed and Configured WIN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IIS and Terminal Services.

Worked on Packed Software with MSI/Windows Installer and VBScript.

Accomplished Centralized distribution of packages using SCCM 2007.

Windows Patch Management through Software Update Services.

Managing Windows Servers, Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and OS Patch Management toolsets.

Installed and configured SSL certificates to ensure web site security

Administrated, Managed Microsoft SCCM deployments in a large-scale global environment

Supported multiple SCCM hierarchies and multiple SCOM management groups on Windows server operating systems running on physical and virtual servers.

Configured host headers to configure multiple web sites on same IP and Port

Managing System Services, Users and Groups, GPOs and Firewall.

Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

Hexaware, Reston, VA Jan 2017 to June 2017 System Engineer

Maintained and troubleshot windows server’s windows 2008R2 and 2012 server with some RHEL and Sun Solaris UNIX/Linux servers.

Responsible for third level engineering of Windows Active Directory Domain Services based on Server 2012 R2, migrated the corporate Active Directory from Server to Server 2012 R2.

Monitor and maintain an Active Directory Network, with multiple forest and managed computer and user accounts.

Used Azure Active Directory for MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) and integrate with Virtual Desktops for users.

Providing technical support for Active Directory Services and Windows administration & migration.

Managing all the escalation within turnaround time. Identifying root cause and providing permanent solutions for Active Directory issues.

Installing and configuring the VMware vSphere and creating clusters for High Availability (HA) and Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS).

Implemented pilot group for Exchange Online.

Responsible for all components of Office 365 including one drive, Skype for business, yammer and SharePoint

Mitigated and repaired miss configured SCCM site settings

Reporting via SQL Management Studio/SCCM reports/Queries

Worked with data center environment consolidating 5 data centers into 2 data centers. Experience in disaster recovery phase of production servers and backing them up using backup servers by the process of failover and failback.

Deploying servers using VMware and Hyper V

Knowledge on Forefront identity management (FIM).

Installing, configuring, administration of Windows 2003 servers, Active Directory Services, DNS DHCP, FTP, WSUS, IIS Web Server and SQL Database Server, System Management Servers (SMS) servers.

Experience of working with multiple different networks like campus environment, extranet client environment and WAN networks.

Upgraded HP ProLiant firmware and Cisco UCSM Firmware

Worked on OSI layer model/TCP/IP.

Troubleshooting issues on NAT, configured security policies on VPN, Route-maps and Access Control Lists.

Worked on projects that involved adding firewall rules, NAT, setting up IPsec VPN between ASA firewalls.

Troubleshooting DNS/DHCP issues within the LAN network.

Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India Sept 2012 – Aug 2016 Systems Engineer

Document and maintain IT Operations manual which adheres to ISO policies.

Hardening of virtual/host servers as per Microsoft group policy mandates to ensure information security in cloud infrastructure.

Managed domain controller security - AD, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP in Windows Server Environment

Active Directory related issues such as: Logon failures, Replication issues, authentication problems.

Worked on active directory profile management.

DNS issues in the existing forest structure.

Open required ports and protocols to correct functionality of services and applications

Replication issues in remote Forests

Assisted in troubleshooting user problems relating to Operating System issues, network connectivity, upgrades, MS Office products and Internet connectivity.

Upgraded internal servers from Windows Server 2008 to 2012.

Spearhead cross-functional initiative to implement ITIL framework.

Completed ITIL training through TCS internal portal and mentored staff for smooth running.

Monitor network activity and troubleshooting IT issues using SCOM.

Troubleshot client and server (L1/L2) issues adhering to defined OLA/SLAs.

Virtual Machine Provisioning: Virtual Machine (VM) Provisioning simplifies the process of VM creation in a Virtualized environment, eliminating the intervention of the System Administrator.

Active Directory User Automation: Active Directory (AD) User Automation streamlines the process of new user account creation. Incorporating the offering, eliminated the IT Support Analyst’s manual efforts as the automated scripts created the user with all necessary attributes in AD & MS-Exchange.



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