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Engineer Windows Server

Detroit, MI
March 31, 2019

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Demetria Michelle Evans

Job Related Summary:

** ***** ** ********** ** Windows Systems Administration.

** ***** ** ********** ** Active Directory Domain Administration and Troubleshooting.

10+ years of experience in Virtualization using VMware.

10 years of experience in Exchange Administration.

5+ years of experience with PowerShell Scripting.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.


A driven professional with over 30 years of experience providing innovative technological solutions.

Extensive expertise configuring and installing various network operating systems and operating systems.

Networking background includes extensive experience working with equipment and appliances on network perimeter and DMZ.

Skills Inventory:

Infrastructure Administration:

Managed infrastructure licensing and SLA's.

Documenting WAN/LAN network detail.

Research and analysis of new/emerging technologies.

Implementing IT development/test environments.

Relocating data centers.

Implementing new technologies into infrastructure.

Network Administration:

Administrating TCP/IP protocols for WAN/LAN.

Securing trusted network perimeters.

Parallel and in-place network equipment refresh.

Implementing disaster recovery solutions.

Implementing secure remote access to trusted networks.

Securing web, mail, application and databases on network perimeters.

Implementing secured wireless solutions.

System Administration:

Implementation of application and hardware virtualization.

Parallel and in-place operating systems upgrades.

Administrating patch management. Administrating inventory management.

Implementing streaming/virtual applications.

Managing on-site and off-site backups.

Utilizing Group Policy for centralized client management.

Deploying clustering solutions.

Implementing technologies for mixed network, operating systems and client environments.

Infrastructure Projects:

Planned the construction of new data centers.

Acquisition of infrastructure hardware/software.

Cost analysis and acquisition of routers/switches and servers (Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, HP, Dell).

Company separations, expanding AD trees and forests.

Worked closely with vendors on data center builds.

Worked to move mid-size company’s data center to new location.

Upgrade and migration of enterprise HP EVA4000 SAN to EVA6400.

Implemented iSCSI SAN solution into traditional fiber channel SAN environment.

Migration of 120 internet/intranet IIS sites from 5.0 to 6.0.

Upgrade of Oracle 8 to Oracle 10g.

Migration of 40 physical server to ESX virtual blade solution.

Upgrade of Exchange organization from 5.5 - 2000 and 2000 - 2003.

Implemented OWA and Certificate Authority for Exchange 2003.

Implemented RPC over HTTP for Exchange

Implemented SharePoint remote services.

Upgrade Check Point firewall hardware and software.

Implemented spam, malware and virus filtering in DMZ.

Implemented streaming video for Mayor Dennis Archer to deliver State of the City address over the internet.

Upgraded analog phone connection to SIP lines (25 locations around the country).

Worked with local vendors to implement CUIC at Ford Motor.


Network Architect

Infrastructure Architect

Platform Specialist

Network Administrator

Systems Administrator

Systems Engineer

Programmer Analysis

Technical Skills:

Infrastructure: Mid-Range Operating Systems, Microsoft: Windows 2.0-NT 4.0, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, WFWG, DOS, SQL Upgrades/Migrations, SharePoint Upgrades/Migrations, Exchange Upgrades/Migrations, IBM: OS/2, DOS, Unix: HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, SCO, Linux: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora, Cywin, Web Server: Microsoft IIS 5.0, 6.0, Active Directory, Capacity Planning, Server Migrations/Build Outs, Infrastructure Planning, Network/WAN/LAN, Data Center Consolidations, Data Center Relocations, Help Desk/Desktop Deployment, Support, Change Management

Tools/Methods: IIS Migration Tool, Netware Migration Tool, MS Office, ESX P2V/V2P, MS Active/Active Clustering, MS Active/Passive Clustering, MS Project, Visio, vMotion, PowerShell, MS Exchange Exmerge

Industry Application: Information Technology, Telecommunications


Computer Science at Cass Tech, HS, Detroit, MI.

Professional Experience:

General Motors, Warren Tech Center, MI August 2013 - September 2017

Windows System Engineer, Hosting Wintel

Contract Position for GM transition to GM February 2013 - August 2013

Windows System Engineer, Hosting Wintel


Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 builds following GM gold standards - over 22, 000 global systems.

Supporting Microsoft technologies:

oConfiguring DFS shares and ACL’s

oConfiguring NFS for Windows so Unix clients can access Windows DFS shares

oBuilding & Supporting Exchange 8/16 node clusters

oSupporting Skype for Business for local and remote access

Harding of OS via patching using tools:

Patching using HPSA and SCOM.

Tools: CMDB, iLo, DRAC, IPAM, Infoblox.

Automated patching by scripting (PowerShell, VBScript and batch scripting).

Worked closely with GM’s Security, Firewall, Networking and Storage teams to resolve issue related to GM’s gold Windows builds.

Developed Windows Server installation and configuration standards and deployment methodologies.

Upgraded, installed and troubleshot Windows Server based environments.

Developed and documented system standards for Windows Server environments.

Participated in the development of Windows Server installation and configuration standards and deployment methodologies.

Participated in the design and implement enhancements and additions to current environment.

Provided software and firmware patching.

Hardware and OS troubleshooting:

Virtual systems in ESX infrastructure.

Active-Active SQL clusters.

P2V migrations.

Reported, trended, standardization and optimization of all MS systems.

Expanded GM global AD infrastructure with new Cashing Centers and DLP sites.

Added/deleted/modified AD objects within forest.

PowerShell scripting to automate group policies and security patching.

Setup and configured SAMBA for Windows so Unix clients can access DFS shares

Central Clearing Company, Southfield, MI August 2011 - February 2013

Network/Infrastructure Administrator


Administration of company’s WAN and LAN infrastructure (firewall, switches, servers, desktops/laptop, wireless, printers, scanners, POS equipment, VoIP equipment, VPN remote access).

Served as a Lead Administrator for Central Clearing Windows 2012 AD infrastructure.

Infrastructure upgrade from Windows 2000 to 2012.

Troubleshot all infrastructure issues.

Hardware and software acquisitions.

Desktop imaging and deployment.

Designed network IP scheme.

Network surveillance with remote monitoring.

Network auditing.

Telecom upgrade from analog to VoIP over 50 locations.

MTU Detroit Diesel, Detroit, MI/Friedrichshafen, Germany October 2008 - January 2011

Infrastructure Architect


Administered for Tognum’s virtual server infrastructure for North America (two regional hubs and seven remote locations).

Designed and built out of tier four data center for migration to new location, including full redundancy between DC’s for parallel migration.

Expansion and migrated Tognum’s N. American AD forest to new location.

Duties: Disaster recovery, backup/recovery, migrations/upgrades, monitoring, troubleshooting and administration.

Maintained and developed vendor relations with key vendors - HP, IBM, Dell, Microsoft and VMware.

Designed and documented network layouts.

Implemented new technologies into Tognum’s standard operating environment, SOE, based on business needs - Application Virtualization, HP’s HA/DR iSCSI and NAS solutions

Day-to-day Activities:

Responded to any system, application and connectivity issues relating to infrastructure.

Monitored backup reports and ensuring daily, monthly and yearly backup runs were successful.

Generated reports - backup, performance, error, KPI and SAN usage.

Ensured all infrastructure hardware (Severs, Switches, Firewalls, SAN) maintenance and support falls under Tognum’s SOE requirements - 24X7X4.

Made recommendations based on research to replace infrastructure hardware or extend maintenance and support.

Facilitated the refresh of infrastructure hardware, both local and remote.

Tracked and documented infrastructure adds, deletes and changes. Posting updates to SharePoint sites.

SOE Hardware: HP x86 servers, HP EVA SAN, HP iSCSI SAN, Cisco switches, HP fiber SAN switches, Check Point Nokia IP firewalls, Juniper VPN, IBM tape robots, Siemens VoIP HiPath 4000, SOE Operating Systems: Windows 2000-20008 and ESX.

Additional Training:

Microsoft Certified Professional.


Certified Novell Administrator.

Certification in TCP/IP.

Certification in COBOL Programming.

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