Network Admin

Posted on 2004-11-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-10

I am wondering if there is any sort of standard practice regarding how many users in an organization a typical network admin could support on a Windows network.

i.e 1 Network admin per how many users (users meaning user accounts on the network)

I am specifically looking for a reference to this info.

Thanks for your time.
Question by:PastorDwayne
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    Not real clear on what you are getting at.  I am an administrator on a Windows 2000 network wth over 3500 accounts.  Are you looking for the number of staff needed to manage the network?

    Please post, it may give more insight.

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    Here are some links one posting in a forum says that the rule of thumb for the number of IT "support staff" to the number of users assume that a network administrator counts as an IT support staff person

    it says for smaller firms it is usually 1 for up to 50 users, for larger firms, it is usually 1 for every 150 users

    here's the link --->

    Another site I found seems to belong to some sort of IT training company and they say as many as 200 users per 1
    network administrator

    here is the link --->

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    fadiramada this is excellent, thank you...

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