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What are some of the challenges in setting up a high availability application environment (web servers, db servers, networking ,etc)?

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High availability solutions provide fully automated failover to a backup system so that users and applications can continue working without disruption. HA solutions must have the ability to provide an immediate recovery point. At the same time, they must provide a recovery time capability that is significantly better than the recovery time that you experience in a non-HA solution topology. Basically Business Continuity of All Systems

Sell yourself. Sell Sell Sell. They ask all the typical q's about bad customer support, good customer support, difficult coworkers or customers, etc etc. A lot of "why should we hire you?" "why do you want to work here?"

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A customer calls in saying that they're having problems sending email. They're using IIS SMTP and a web-based application to send the messages. What are 3 things which you would look for first, in the order you find most probable, in troubleshooting this issue?

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How would you handle someone on your team who wasn't pulling their weight?

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Name all the DNS record types you can think of and explain what they are used for.

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Explain the hostname to IP address lookup process order? Bonus question: How do you update a client who during a test ping is resolving the wrong IP address?

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What are the port numbers for SMTP, FTP, and DNS

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Name and explain FSMO roles in Active Directory

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List common windows services and ports associated with them

Explain how SQL backups are made, and the importance of each type.