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Bill Grimmett

15 Meadowbrook Drive, #6
Franklin, NC  28734
(404) 641-1801

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Network Engineering and Administration is my interest.  Emphasis has been on all aspects of data networking, from design and implementation of the infrastructure to system administration, including workstation and server support, and support and training of users. I have more than 30 years of experience, all with Novell, and many years with Microsoft systems.  In addition, I have worked in Linux and Unix administration.


Novell Operating Systems, Applications and Directory Services
Disaster Recovery, Data Storage, System Backups
System Administration, in Active Directory and eDirectory, with Linux and Windows


Operating Systems:
Novell Netware, 2.15 through 6.5
Novell Linux Open Enterprise (OES)
Microsoft Server 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, and 2000, NT Server
Windows 2000 Pro, XP, Windows 3 through '98
Windows Vista and Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Linux in several distributions, especially Suse 10 and 11
Unix and Solaris, Macintosh OSX, DOS

Network System Applications:
Backup Systems:

Directory Services:
Email Systems:
Print Services:
Monitoring Utilities:
Other System Services
CA BrightStore and ArcServe, Veritas BackupExec,
Syncsort BackupExpress, Catalogic DPX
Microsoft Domains and Active Directory, Novell NDS/eDirectory
GroupWise 5, 6, 6.5, Exchange 2003, Lotus Notes.  SendMail on Unix.
Jitbit, OTRS, Remedy, Heat and others
HP JetAdmin, Various Print Servers, Novell NDPS/iPrint
JRB Utilities (Novell eDirectory), Adrem, HP OpenView, Nagios & others
Sophos, Symantec Norton, McAfee, onWindows and Netware systems.
ZENWorks, NetStorage, Citrix Metaframe

General Applications:
WordPerfect 4.2 through 18 (X8)
MS Word 5.0 through 2016
MS Excel 2.0 through 2016
Microsoft Office Suite '95 through 2016
Corel Office Suite 6 through X8


Web Browsers:
Web Browsers:
Email Clients:
Windows Terminal Services, RDP, VCN, VPN, SSH
Firefox, Netscape, SeaMonkey, Safari, Mozilla
Internet Explorer, Chrome
Outlook, Netscape, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, GroupWise, and others
Cisco and Nortel (and others) routers and switches


NT Domain & Active Directory Administration
Unix/Linux System Administration
Novell Netware & NDS/eDirectory Administration
File and print services administration
Email Administration in GroupWise, Exchange, SendMail
OS version and service pack control, patch management
Antivirus and system backup
System and data fault tolerance, disaster recovery
Install server and workstation hardware and software
Maintain and troubleshoot systems
Router, Switch and infrastructure design, maintenance
Direct, 3rd Level Help Desk support of network connectivity
System inventory, documentation and standards design

Test system improvement plans
Monitor and evaluate system performance
Database setup and administration
Data conversion between disparate systems
Desktop publishing, word processing, statistical typing
Light programming and scripting
Forms Design
Network cabling
Utilities and special purpose applications
Sun San System Administration
Typing speed 70 cwpm, data entry 10,800/hr 1% error
am currently studying Russian and
am able to type in Cyrillic


BA, Music Theory and Literature, Huntingdon College, Montgomery AL
MM, Piano Pedagogy, University of South Florida, Tampa FL


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Novell Certified Netware Administrator (CNA)
Novell Certified Netware Engineer (CNE)
Novell Master Certified Netware Engineer (MCNE)
CompTIA IT Project+
(note:  these certifications are not current but are
shown for historical purposes of my education

View jpegs of some
MCNE 2003
(others available on demand)


LAN Administrator - Feb 2006 to May 2018
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL
This network engineer position had a primary concern to support the Novell systems. 

Project:  Migrate Netware 6 to Netware 6.5. Include iPrint, NetStorage, and other web services. (completed)
Project:  Hurricane Preparedness on Netware. Fail over between two servers via SAN, one on campus to one in another city. (completed)
Project:  Implement Novell Linux OES and offer ZENWorks services. (completed)
Project:  Migrate Primary File Server which is Netware 6.5 to Lunix OES 2 on SUSE Enterprise Server 10.  (completed)
Project:  Redesign Novell tree to match the college organizational chart (completed)
Project:   Setup Active Directory system and Migrate Novell eDirectory to Active Directory with all user accounts. (completed)
Project:  Shutdown and decommission all Novell servers (with subsequent end of my position) in Spring 2018 (completed)

Member of ITS Security Team, thus Level 3 Escalation Technical Support for the College
Duties:  Novell LAN Administrator, with user account administration, file services, printing, etc.
Duties:  Sun SAN administration, where Novell Linux OES NS volumes reside.
Duties:  Email administration on Unix SendMail. In 2011 the college converted to a Google Gmail domain. 
Duties:  Unix, Solaris and Linux Systems Administration.
Duties:  Backup Systems with Catalogic DPX on Windows 2008 R2, then on Windows 2012 R2. 
Hardware is HP StorageTech virtual tape disk array and with job migrations to HP MSL Tape system utilizing DLT 6 tapes.
Duties:  Administer backups with Catalogic DPX agents on Netware, Windows, Linux and Unix systems
Duties:  Antivirus with Sophos Enterprise on Netware and Windows
Duties:  Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016 Systems Administrator
Duties:  Network Printing Administrator with NDPS/iPrint
Duties:  Novell NetStorage web system administrator
Duties:  Administer connectivity for Macintosh, Linux and Windows workstations to the Novell system
Duties:  Maintain system patches and service packs for Windows, Netware and Novell Linux systems
Duties:  Maintain hurricane and severe storm system preparedness

Network Administrator - Aug 2005 to Sept 2005
WellStar Hospitals, Marietta GA
Contract position with Pegastaff, San Francisco CA, through McKesson IT Solutions, Alpharetta GA, to provide network support services for WellStar Hospitals in Marietta GA.
NDPS print system test to design & prepare new printing infrastructure.
Novell Netware 5.1, 6, 6.5 server support, NDS and GroupWise user account administration
Server Maintenance, Patches, Upgrades for Netware 5.1 to 6.5 (OES)
General Monitoring and Documentation of NDS/eDirectory System

System Engineer - Nov 2004 to July 2005
Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham AL
Employed by Logista Solutions, Bessemer AL, a service provider.
Provide Network Support for School System
140 Netware servers, 25 Windows 2000/2003 server
70,000 students, 3000 staff and faculty
Novell Netware 5.1, 6.5, NDS/eDirectory and Zen Administration
Server maintenance, patches and upgrades for Netware 5.1 to 6.5
GroupWise 6.5 Administration
Workstation support for GroupWise & Netware clients
Print Server Administration with Novell NDPS
General documentation of the network system
Help Desk (3rd Tier) support utilizing Remedy
Backups with CA Brightstore & ArcServe, & Veritas BackupExec
Troubleshoot infrastructure devices including Nortel routers & switches

Network Engineer - April 2004 to Aug 2004
Cistel Corporation, Roswell GA  30076

Service provider which supports small businesses in Atlanta.
Travel to clients to provide on-site service and support.
Provide help desk support for clients.
Server and workstation repair and installation
Novell Netware (5.1, 6.0, 6.5) NDS/eDirectory and ZEN administration
Server upgrades, maintenance and patches
Windows Domain and Active Directory administration
Citrix administration.  Cisco devices. 
Backups with CA Brightstore, & Veritas BackupExec
Email administration in Exchange and GroupWise

Cable Installer Jan 2004 to July 2004
Primal Screen, Atlanta GA
Direct contract to install TV Coax, Telephone and Data cabling at a branch office.
Included installation of a wireless network. All Telephone and Data cabling was CAT5e.
Included setup of network devices such as network printing for Macintoshes and PCs.

Network Engineer Oct 2003 to Dec 2003
Lowes Hardware, North Wilkesboro NC
Contract position through Carolina IT Pros, Stanley NC, to provide network system support.
Monitor and support Netware system. Documentation of NDS/eDirectory.

GroupWise Administrator - Oct 2002 to July 2003
Georgia Dept Human Resources, Atlanta GA

Contract through MSI International, Atlanta GA, to provide GroupWise Email Administration
25,000 email accounts, 160 GroupWise/Netware Servers
Monitor Servers, Create Users, Control System Security for Email
Workstation support for GroupWise clients
Document System, Monitor & Evaluate System Performance

Network Specialist - April 2001 to June 2002
School Board of Osceola County, Kissimmee FL
Contract position to restructure WAN of 14 schools
35 Netware servers, 50 NT/Win 2000 servers
35,000 students, 1500 staff and faculty
Responsible for Novell servers, network file & print services, protocols
Responsible for antivirus, backups, fault tolerance of data
Monitor servers, document system, System Upgrades and Service Packs
Novell Netware & NDS administration & standardization. 
Migration of old Netware 4 systems to Netware 5.1.
Workstation support of Netware client software
Incorporate Win NT/2000 Domain application servers in Netware centric system
3rd level help desk, direct support for network connectivity

Network Technician - Nov 1998 to Nov 2000
ACS Defense, Atlanta GA

Support Novell and NT servers, network file & print services
Help Desk, Direct Support of network connectivity
Maintain corporate backups of Novell & Windows NT systems
Test System Improvement Plans, Monitor & evaluate sys performance
Email Administration in Lotus Notes and ccMail

Network Administrator - Oct 1997 to June 1998
Americus Global Solutions, Kennesaw GA

Direct Contract to administer, install, maintain NT servers, all stations
Administer RightFax, Lotus Notes, Shiva LAN Rover, ArcServe Backup
Hardware and software trouble shooting, printer configuration
Provide help desk and direct support, training
Database conversion & administration
Oversee phone and voice mail system

Coordinator of Information Systems - Sept 1995 to July 1997
Van Winkle Buck Wall Starnes Davis, Asheville, NC

Administer Netware 4.1 system, NDS, network file & print services
System: main server, payroll server, Shiva LAN Rover, GroupWise
Select vendors, hardware, software, purchase, construct & install stations
Train users, help desk, direct support of clerical, legal applications
Oversee phone & voice mail & general technical systems
Design a Legal Forms System

Systems Analyst - Nov 1990 to Sept 1995
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade Douglas, Tampa FL

Administer Novell file and print services, user security
Install computers, maintain and troubleshoot hardware, software
Administer Modem server and E-Mail system
Provide help desk & direct support of clerical, engineering apps
Database management of Bridge Inspection System

Designed & programmed a Bridge Inspection System which prepared reports
from about 50 forms. Data was automatically collected, transferred, and
updated for FL DOT mainframe database

Senior Clerk Typist Apr 1988 to Nov 1990
Public Works Dept, Alachua County, Gainesville FL
Position with dual roles in the Office of Waste Management.
Network administration, backups, cabling, user administration,
with a Novell Netware 2.15 and 2.2 system.
Work station and server installation, other local area networking tasks, some programming
Word Processing, Maintain Correspondence and Filing for Staff
Preparation of monthly reports of tonnage and fees at the county landfill
Design spreadsheets, statistical typing, graphic presentations with charts
Desktop publishing to produce forms, newsletters and pamphlets

Piano Teacher 1973 to 1990, 2011 to 2013. Self Employed.