Server Administration

A server is like a big PC. They are used to do all types of tasks or just to hold all of that data you generate from all of the applications you use or emails you compose. Some of the tasks they do are to make sure that you can print and print to the correct printer, process your emails, allow you access to specific applications such as Blackboard or myGCC. In fact, some of the servers just house the applications and rules for these applications. A System Administrator builds and maintains the servers. Just like your PC, each server has an Operating System (OS) that runs the machine and tells it what it can and cannot do and when to allow each task to have a turn at what you want it to do. The OS and the applications frequently have to be patched or upgraded with "bug" fixes or new enhancements.