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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Introduction

Proactive maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of any network. Too often an administrator must turn his attention to putting out brush fires—at the cost of ignoring issues that give the appearance of being less pressing.

When users complain that they cannot access their files, or a manager needs to have a new printer added to the network immediately, you must respond. These actions, which solve an immediate problem, are reactive in nature. Often they are isolated incidents or issues that can be resolved expeditiously.

Proactive maintenance can be summed up as everything you do to a network, not in response to a brush fire, to ensure the system will continue to perform in the future. This is the most important concept ...

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