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System Admin Day to Day Activities

Server health is major activity of System Admin Day to Day Activities..
a. Disk space — Check disk space is major activity of sysadmin's life. Log file, data files and resources get created on the server so important keep track of server available and used space. We can use powershell do the task for us. Powershell monitor the spcae and create report for us in some cases you can set threshold limit for available server space like 25 percent less disk space remaining then shoot the email to sysadmin team.
b. Scheduled tasks — Have any scheduled tasks that are critical to your environment? Check these every day. here is the example scheduled using powershell and add all task or commands in the script file. This will easy your life.

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  • c. Event logs — Event logs are one of the best means of identifying and resolving issues within your system. This is needed for admin as well as developers to find the defect or monitor server health. Have an application that crashed unexpectedly last night? Application log, Security log or System log.
    d. ervice log — to track changes made to your systems like some installation happened on the server encounter an event log message that requires attention or make hardware changes to a server it update its service log. Service log is the best way to prevent future issues or refer back to previous ones is to maintain a service log.
    We will see, how powershell helps us (SYSAdmin's) in simple ways. Using PowerShell you can easily do the massive system/application configuration changes.

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