What the the main tasks to perform on regular basis in order to maintain hardware of a LAN ?

>Hello Expersts,
We need to designate two system administrators of a remote LAN that is used to support and develop our business on that branch.

What are the main tasks we should see these administrators performing on regular basis in order to provide a good hardware maintenance ? and are the tasks to provide a goos domain maintenance ?

Yes we do have specific apps with the maintenance of their thid party developer so I am refering to the general maintenance of the LAN and the domain which are not covered by the developers and supporters of our specific apps.
RGuillermoProject ManagerAsked:
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Probably depends where you work at, but a lot of places will at least have a daily checklist that needs to be covered before you do anything else.

The list could include:
Check Daily back-ups and do a test restore
Check all server event logs (Hope you have MOM or some other tool that can help you with this, or else you are screwed, depending on the amount of servers you need to check)
Check Disk space (Also use other tools for this)
Check AV Console for any outbreaks (You should also receive a mail for this... but always good to check and see if everything is up to date etc)
Check Firewall log for any critical events
Check general health of network (use a network monitoring tool to see if they are all up...)
Check Mail server and make sure all is 100% there
Constant monitoring of firewall and internet lines, or at least once an hour, and make changes where needed...


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RGuillermoProject ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much! I will take your list and see that it its being done and will organize on how to control those tasks and also what else to improve. thanks!
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