Five back-end tasks Windows administrators should automate

Windows server administrators could put their time to better use simply by automating some common back-end administrative tasks. This guide examines five tasks that should be automated and offers tools and tactics to help with the automation process.

A server administrator's life is harried enough. Fortunately, there are ways to make common administrative tasks easier. In this guide, our desktop management expert lists five back-end tasks that should be automated and also suggests tools and tactics to reduce the burden of these administrative jobs.


Five back-end tasks Windows administrators should automate

  Introduction
  Automating Active Directory maintenance

  Automating Group Policy Object management tasks
  Automating DNS management tasks
  Automating full-system backup tasks
  Automating Web server log archiving

About the author:
Serdar Yegulalp is editor of Windows Insight, (formerly the Windows Power Users Newsletter), a blog site devoted to hints, tips, tricks and news for users and administrators of Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Vista. He has more than 12 years of Windows experience under his belt, and contributes regularly to SearchWinComputing.com and SearchSQLServer.com.

This was first published in September 2007

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