Server Maintenance Checklist

Updated: over a week ago

Server Maintenance Checklist

Active Directory

1. Were any issues found while checking for inactive user or computer accounts?


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2. Were any issues found while checking the Domain Name System (DNS)?


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Hardware

1. Were any issues found when checking the Strong Area Network (SAN)?


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2. Were any issues found while checking RAID – Disks?


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3. Were any issues found while checking UPS (voltage, utilization, temperature, humidity, batteries)?


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4. Were any issues found when checking Group Policies (settings, authorizations, OU structure)?


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5. Were any issues found while checking firmware (switch/firewall)?


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Operating Systems & Software

1. Were any issues found while checking Application & System Event Logs?


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2. Were any issues found while checking server CPU, memory disk & network utilization?


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3. Were any issues found while deleting Temp Files?


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4. Were any issues found while checking for inactive computer membership (endpoint protection)?


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5. Were any issues found while running Clean up Tools (endpoint protection)?


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6. Were any issues found while checking logs?


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7. Were any issues found while running Operating System (OS) updates?


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8. Were any issues found while running software updates?


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9. Were any issues found while checking Windows logs?


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10. Were any issues found while checking File Shares/Permissions?


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Security

1. Were any issues found while checking policies and scan schedules or workstation membership (endpoint protection)?


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2. Were any issues found while checking for brute force / unauthorized access (security logs)?


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3. Were any issues found while checking domain user password policy?


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4. Were any issues found while reviewing Firewall Policies?


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5. Were any issues found while reviewing Security Group Memberships?


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Networking

1. Were any issues found while loading Balancers / Application Firewalls?


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2. Were any issues found while checking spam / web filters?


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