Through reasons that don't warrant exhaustive discussion, I find myself in charge of 10 servers:
- A domain controller-~500 hosts/~350 users
- IIS web server-This is where we make our money
- SQL server-The crown jewels
- Exchange server
- Linux box for data entry
- AV server
- Backup server
- A few others tossed around
The company where I work believes everybody is replaceable and therefore believes they can pay a minimum wage for any position. The IT manager and Sysadmin quit recently and I think I was the only person who did not take a big step backward when the call went out for volunteers. This also explains why someone with my background is in this position. That is the reality, as much as I wish it otherwise.
What are the things I should be doing to keep those systems running? There is no written procedure left behind and I crammed the A+ and Network+ certs in the last two months but that leaves me with some theory and no practical experience.
I am in the process of teaching myself powershell but from here to there is a long way. I have no scripting or programming experience.
What tasks should I be performing? What practices should I implement?
I understand I am probably hosed but a lifeline to get me through would be helpful.