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system administrator

An individual responsible for maintaining a multi-user computer system, including a local-area network (LAN). Typical duties include:

  • Adding and configuring new workstations
  • Setting up user accounts
  • Installing system-wide software
  • Performing procedures to prevent the spread of viruses
  • Allocating mass storage space
  • The system administrator is sometimes called the sysadmin or the systems administrator. Small organizations may have just one system administrator, whereas larger enterprises usually have a whole team of system administrators.



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