SQL Server Interview Questions
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What do you mean by COLLATION?


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What is a Join in SQL Server?

3 3034

Can you explain the types of Joins that we can have with Sql Server?

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When do you use SQL Profiler?

3 5835

What is a Linked Server?

1 3954

Can you link only other SQL Servers or any database servers such as Oracle?

1 3214

Which stored procedure will you be running to add a linked server?

1 3280

What are the OS services that the SQL Server installation adds?

3 5345

Can you explain the role of each service?

1 2533

How do you troubleshoot SQL Server if its running very slow?


2 8827

Lets say due to N/W or Security issues client is not able to connect to server or vice versa. How do you troubleshoot?

1 3350

What are the authentication modes in SQL Server?


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Where do you think the users names and passwords will be stored in sql server?

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What is log shipping? Can we do logshipping with SQL Server 7.0 - Logshipping is a new feature of SQL Server 2000. We should have two SQL Server - Enterprise Editions. From Enterprise Manager we can configure the logshipping. In logshipping the transactional log file from one server is automatically updated into the backup database on the other server. If one server fails, the other server will have the same db and we can use this as the DR (disaster recovery) plan.


Let us say the SQL Server crashed and you are rebuilding the databases including the master database what procedure to you follow?

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how to use DTS package in 2000,2005,2008 in sql server


which backup strategy you are following at ur company


Explain Capacity planning to create a database? and how to monitor it?


1.how to find the dead lock in sql server? 2.How to fine the memory leaks in sql server? 3.suppose transaction log file increasing what action will take ?


What is RMS migrations?


New concepts of sql server 2005 use in your project.


How much memory that we are using in Logshipping Concept?


Insert syudents details in table.Current system date &time insert into joining time.How do insert?( in sysdate only return current system date how do add time?)


What are the new features introduced in SQL Server 2000? What changed between the previous version of SQL Server and the current version?


What is Lock table in SQL?


Call by value and call by reference in procedure and function, with NOCOPY.


1. Tell me your daily activities 2. If sql server installation fails at time installation what will do 3. Where does the sql server installation log details are stored 4. After the installation what will you do for memory configuration 5. What is the difference between SQL max maximum memory and AWE memory 6. How will you configure AWE memory 7. How will setup an email alert for the backup job 8. After the SQL installation what are the jobs will you configure 9. What does –g mean in the sql startup parameter 10. What is the difference between Bulked log and Full recovery model 11. What is the difference between mirroring and log shipping 12. What are the steps to be followed before in-place up gradation 13. After installing the patch the sql server does not start and application team tells to rollback the changes .In this scenario what will you do


what is package and it uses and how can u call a package


what is isolation level at dead lock?


1.what are diff types of joins , and explain diff between cross join and full outer join 2.diff types of views 3. Diff types of index 4. What is diff b/w stores procedure and function procedure 5.diff between double and int in SQL 6.diff between char and varchar in SQL. 7.Oracle or SQL whice you will preferred and why.