Welcome to Network Management
In This Chapter
Exploring the many jobs of the network administrator
Documenting the network
Dusting, vacuuming, and mopping
Managing network users
Choosing the right tools
Building your library
Help wanted. Network administrator to help small business get control of a network run amok. Must have sound organizational and management skills. Only moderate computer experience required. Part-time only.
Does this sound like an ad that your company should run? Every network needs a network administrator, whether the network has 2 computers or 2,000. Of course, managing a 2,000-computer network is a full-time job, whereas managing a 2-computer network isn’t. At least, it shouldn’t be.
This chapter introduces you to the boring job ...