new administrator job, what questions to ask the current administrator? what questions do you think you should have asked when changing jobs?
Posted on 2004-11-24
i am going into my 2nd administrator job. i want to hit the ground running and make sure i get all the info i need to do the best possible job. I have made a list of questions i will ask the current admin, but i am sure there are more questions i need to answer. please post up questions you think you should have asked etc when you all changed jobs. I dont want to reinvent the wheel here, just keep the ship afloat and steady, i know the current admin is very good, so i want to get as much info as possible out of him, i have 1 week hand over period with him, then he leaves and its all mine.
i will split the points as necessary.
Win2k AD domain, 90 user LAN. Citrix metaframe xpa, 84 connections. veritas backup exec, Epicore ERP. SQL server,cisco PIX, cisco switches, citrix users on netgear routers, most clients on XP, the rest win98, but not many left on 98 at all.
my list is;
current outstanding problems and what is being done to fix
day to day problems that arise and how to fix
projects in motion, where are they at? what needs to be done
future projects, please list
Show me backup strategy
any weird things/querks going on?