SQL Server Interview Questions
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What do you mean by COLLATION?

ABC, BirlaSoft,

4 12562

What is a Join in SQL Server?

3 4883

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

2 5557

When do you use SQL Profiler?


3 8279

What is a Linked Server?

1 5254

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

1 4308

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

1 4445

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

3 8414

Can you explain the role of each service?

1 3626

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


2 10931

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 4384

What are the authentication modes in SQL Server?

IBM, iSmart,

4 7855

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


4 8925

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?

2 5814

Un-Answered Questions { SQL Server }

application server is slow what may be the problem


What is the difference between varchar and varchar(max) datatypes?


What are the benefits of filtered indexes?


Which event (check constraints, foreign key, rule, trigger, primary key check) will be performed last for an integrity check?


Can we use where clause in union?


Why is there a performance difference between two similar queries where one uses union and the other uses union all?


What is the difference between dropping a database and taking a database offline?


Describe in brief system database.


How to use values from other tables in update statements in ms sql server?


If we delete pack Spec what will be the status of pack Body ?


if no size is defined while creating the database, what size will the database have? : Sql server administration


Name and describe few console utilities for ssrs?


What do you mean by an execution plan? How would you view it?


How do I make a resultset scrollable?


Does sql server use java?