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Top 7 Things System Administrators Forget to Do

In Security,Software on May 5, 2007 by Daniel Schildt Tagged: , , , ,

Tom Adelstein writes about mistakes that many system administrators do when they forget to do important things. Some would say other things, but here is his list:

  1. Forgetting to Delete a Former User’s Account
  2. Forgetting to Regularly Search for Rootkits
  3. Forgetting to Use a Trouble Ticket Tracking System
  4. Forgetting to Set Up Technical Documentation and Creating a Knowledge Base
  5. Forgetting the Risks of Flash Memory Drives
  6. Forgetting to Manage Partial Root Access
  7. Forgetting Courtesy

Article has more details together with examples of mistakes. Read it and learn how things could be done better.