At Proxar It Consulting we can provide you with server support in the form of a server administrator. This administrator will maintain your server(s). Thus, users and devices will function smoothly at all times.
All of your servers, physical and virtual, need regular maintenance. These servers may be located in offices, comms rooms or data centres for example. So this is why we specialize in on-site as well as remote server support.
High Server Support Standards
Our staff are fully certified and have lots of experience. Therefore they can work on all Microsoft builds. Ranging from the current Microsoft Supported Windows Server 2019/2016/2012, to unsupported 2008 R2/2003/2000 for example. As well as Linux servers with a preference on RedHat or Ubuntu distributions.
Furthermore, for your convenience, you can utilize our services in one of two ways. Either, via a fully managed support contract. Or with server support only, without workstation and user support.
Server Support Administrator
One part of a server administrator role is to maintain the server’s vulnerability and security. Specifically, an administrator will do this with the following:
- Software Maintenance – We’ll update the Server with Microsoft, Windows and runtimes Updates.
- Hardware Maintenance – To ensure physical components are working correctly.
- Security – For this, we adhere to best security practices.
- Resource Objects Access and Permissions – This includes user accounts and permissions to data and applications.
- Services and Functionality – This is when we make sure that all services which run on that server are working.
- Monitoring – We’re proactive when it comes to monitoring your server. We will alert you of major or minor problems ahead of time. Before it has time to disrupt your business.
- Server Break Fixes – If something on your server stops working, we can identify the problem. And we’ll fix it so it does not re-occur.
Why should I update my Server?
Updating a server is sometimes known as performing “patch updates” or “patching”. Updates are split into categories and this is what they’re designed for:
- To address existing identified bugs
- Or to fix a security vulnerability
- And to Improve operating systems or an application’s stability
These types of updates are defined within a Microsoft Updates category which includes:
- Critical Updates
- Security Updates Definition Updates
- Update Rollup
- Service Pack
- Feature Pack
Why might I need an Active Directory Server Support Administrator?
Maybe you have someone onsite who deals with basic IT problems. Therefore you may only need a Server Only service. This service provides you with extra back-up in the case of more complex IT issues. For instance, setting up groups and users or security permissions.
Our Server Support Options
At Proxar IT, we’ll provide this service as a bolt on to our Silver, Gold or Platinum contracts. Therefore you can be confident that users have been set up correctly, to industry standards so they won’t compromise security.
Take a look at the tables below to discover more about our individual support packages.
|Support & Hours||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Unlimited e-mail, telephone and remote support from approved person(s)||✓||✓||✓|
|24/7 Proactive Monitoring for all servers, network devices and services||✓||✓||✓|
|Server Hardware Monitoring (Physical only)||✓||✓||✓|
|Documentation of IT Infrastructure||✓||✓||✓|
|Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm Support Hours (excluding Bank Holidays)||✓||✓||✓|
|Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm Support Hours (excluding Bank Holidays)||✘||✓||✓|
|24/7 Emergency only Support||✘||✘||✓|
|Response Time (within 4 hours)||✓||✓||✓|
|Response Time (within 2 hours)||✘||✓||✓|
|Response Time (within 1 hours)||✘||✘||✓|
|Emergency/scheduled On-Site Engineer (up to 1 per month)||✘||✘||✓|
|Quaterly Server & Desktop Housekeeping (Essential Maintenance, Updates & Cleanup)||✓||✓||✓|
|Every other month Server & Desktop Housekeeping (Essential Maintenance, Updates & Cleanup)||✘||✓||✓|
|Monthly Server & Desktop Housekeeping (Essential Maintenance, Updates & Cleanup)||✘||✘||✓|
|Server Security (maintaining best practices)||✘||✘||✓|
|Break Fix issue (x1)|
|Add Active Directory Administration Services (creating users, assigning permissions)|
|Increase support hours to 8am until 8pm|
|Include Saturday emergency only support 9am until 5pm|
|Include Sunday emergency only support 9am until 5pm|
Microsoft Windows Server versions:
|Windows Version||Release data||Release version||Editions||Mainstream Support until||Extended Support Until|
|Windows Server 2019||November 13, 2018||NT 10.0||Windows Server 2019 Essentials Windows Server 2019 Standard Windows Server 2019 Datacenter||January 9, 2024||January 9, 2029|
|Windows Server 2016||October 12, 2016||NT 10.0||Windows Server 2016 Essentials Windows Server 2016 Standard Windows Server 2016 Datacenter||January 11, 2022||January 12, 2027|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||October 17, 2013||NT 6.3||Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter||October 9, 2018||October 10, 2023|
|Windows Server 2012||September 4, 2012||NT 6.2||Windows Server 2012 Foundation Windows Server 2012 Essentials Windows Server 2012 Standard Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Windows MultiPoint Server 2012||October 9, 2018||October 10, 2023|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||October 22, 2009||NT 6.1||Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Windows Small Business Server 2011 Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Windows Home Server 2011 Windows MultiPoint Server 2010||January 13, 2015||January 14, 2020|
|Windows Server 2008||February 27, 2008||NT 6.0||Windows Server 2008 Standard Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Windows Server Foundation 2008 Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Windows HPC Server 2008 Windows Small Business Server 2008 Windows Storage Server 2008 Windows Web Server 2008||January 13, 2015||January 14, 2020|
|Windows Server 2003 R2||December 6, 2005||NT 5.2||Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Windows Server 2003 R2 Web Edition Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS) Windows Storage Server Windows Home Server||July 13, 2010||July 14, 2015|
|Windows Server 2003||April 24, 2003||NT 5.2||Windows Small Business Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 Web Edition Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Windows Storage Server||July 13, 2010||July 14, 2015|
|Windows 2000||February 17, 2000||NT 5.0||Windows 2000 Server Windows 2000 Advanced Server Windows 2000 Datacenter Server||June 30, 2005||July 13, 2010|
So if you’re looking for ongoing Server Support then look no further. Here at Proxar IT Consulting we can provide Windows updates and maintain your security and servers. On the whole, we’ll keep your IT environment stable and secure. Truly providing the best service for your business and users.