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SQL Server Questions

SQL Server Questions

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Sql Server DBA and Developer Interview FAQ
Sql Server DBA and Developer Interview FAQ

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What is Microsoft SQL Server?
Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed byMicrosoft. It runs on Windows systems and uses Transact-SQL as the query language.Microsoft SQL Server release history:
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1993 - SQL Server 4.21 for Windows NT
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1995 - SQL Server 6.0, codenamed SQL95
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1996 - SQL Server 6.5, codenamed Hydra
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1999 - SQL Server 7.0, codenamed Sphinx
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1999 - SQL Server 7.0 OLAP, codenamed Plato
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2000 - SQL Server 2000 32-bit, codenamed Shiloh (version 8.0)
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2003 - SQL Server 2000 64-bit, codenamed Liberty
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2005 - SQL Server 2005, codenamed Yukon (version 9.0)
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2005 - SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, restricted free version
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H
ow to download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the free version of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005.If you are interested to try SQL Server 2005, you should follow this tutorial to download MicrosoftSQL Server 2005 Express Edition:
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1. Go to theMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition download page.
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2. Go to the Files in This Download section, and click Download button next to the"SQLEXPR.EXE - 53.5 MB" file. The File Download box shows up.
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3. Save the download file to C:\temp directory. When the download is done, you should get thefollowing file:
 
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Name: SQLEXPR.EXE
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D
escription: Microsoft SQL 2005 Server Express Edition
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Location: C:\temp
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Size: 56,105,688 bytes
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V
ersion: 9.0.1399.6
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What are the requirements to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
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The following system requirements cover the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition:
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Processor
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32-bit Processor of 600-megahertz (MHz) or faster
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O
perating System
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Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later
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Windows 2000 Professional with SP4
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Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 or later
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Windows Server 2003 Standard, or Enterprise SP1
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Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
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Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1
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V
ista Home Basic and above
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F
ramework
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.NET
F
ramework 2.0
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Memory
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512 megabytes (MB) or more recommended
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Hard
D
isk
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Approximately 425 MB of available hard-disk space
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Why I am getting "The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 in not installed" message?
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When you try to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you may get a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup error box with this message: "The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 in not installed.Please install before running setup."
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You are getting this error, because .NET Framework 2.0 is not installed on your system yet. Readthe next tutorial to download and install .NET Framework 2.0.
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H
ow to download and install Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0?
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.NET Framework Version 2.0 is required by many Microsoft applications like SQL Server 2005. If you want download and install .NET Framework Version 2.0, you should follow this turorial:
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1. Go to theMicrosoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)page.
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2. Click the Download button. Save the download file dotnetfx.exe to c:\temp.
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3. Look at and compare the downloaded file properties with:
 
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Name: dotnetfx.exe
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Location: C:\temp
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Size: 23,510,720 bytes
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V
ersion: 2.0.50727.42
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4. Close all IE (Internet Explorer) windows.
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5. Double click the downloaded file: to c:\temp\dotnetfx.exe. The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0Setup windows shows up. Follow the intructions to finish the installtion.
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What is mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN?
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Process mscorsvw.exe is installed as a system service as part of the .NET Framework 2.0. Youcan disable it, if you are not using any applications that require .NET Framework 2.0.
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mscorsvw.exe process and program file info:
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CPU usage: 00%
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Memory usage: 2,704K
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Launching method: System Service
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D
irectory: C:\WIN
DO
WS\Microsoft.NET\
F
ramework\v2.0.50727\
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F
ile name: mscorsvw.exe
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D
escription: .NET Runtime
O
ptimization Service
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Size: 66,240 bytes
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D
ate:
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riday, September 23, 2005, 7:28:56 AM
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V
ersion: 2.0.50727.42
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Company name: Microsoft
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System essential: No
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V
irus/Spyware/Adware: No
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H
ow to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
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Once you have downloaded SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you should follow this tutorial toinstall it on your system:
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1. Double click SQLEXPR.EXE. The setup window shows up.
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2. Click Next to let the setup program to unpack all files from the downloaded file.
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3. When unpack is down, the setup program will check all required programs on your system.
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4. Then the setup program will start the installation process.
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5. On the Authentication Mode window, click the radio button for Mixed Mode (Windows Authentication and SQL Server Authentication). And enter "FYIcenter" in the "Specify the salogon password below:" fields.
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6. Continue to finish the installation process.
 
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7. When installation is done, you will see a new program menu entry as: Start > Programs >Microsoft SQL Server 2005 > Configuration Tools.
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H
ow do you know if SQL Server is running on your local system?
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After installing SQL Server 2006 Express Edition, it will be running on your local system quietly asa background process.
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If you want to see this process is running, run Windows Task Manager. You should see a processcalled sqlservr.exe running in the process list:
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sqlservr.exe 00 1,316 K
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If you select sqlservr.exe and click the "End Process" button, SQL Server will be stopped.
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If you can not find sqlservr.exe in the process list, you know that your SQL Server is running.
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What is sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEX?PRESS)
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Process sqlservr.exe is the Microsoft SQL Server system service installed as part of the MicrosoftSQL Server 2005 Express Dditon.
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mscorsvw.exe process and program file info:
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CPU usage: 00%
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Memory usage: 1,316K
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Launching method: System Service
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D
irectory: C:\Program
F
iles\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1
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\MSSQL\Binn
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F
ile name: sqlservr.exe
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D
escription: SQL Server Windows NT
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Size: 28,768,528 bytes
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D
ate:
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riday,
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ctober 14, 2005, 3:51:46 AM
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V
ersion: 2005.90.1399.0
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Company name: Microsoft
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System essential: No
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V
irus/Spyware/Adware: No
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H
ow to download and install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express?
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Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphicalmanagement tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 ExpressEdition with Advanced Services. If you want to download and install it to your system, follow thistutorial:
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1. Go toSQL Server Management Studio Express home page.
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2. Go to the "Files in This Download" section.
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3. Click the Download button next to "SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi - 38.5 MB" And save it toc:\temp directory.
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4. Look at and compare the downloaded file properties with:
 
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Name: SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi
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Location: C:\temp
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Size: 40,364,032 bytes
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5. Double click to install. The setup window shows up. Follow the instructions to finish theinstallation process.
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6. When installation is done, you will see a new program menu entry as: Start > Programs >Microsoft SQL Server 2005 > SQL Server Management Studio Express
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H
ow to connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to SQL Server 2005 Express?
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Once you have SQL Server 2005 Express installed and running on your local machine, you areready to connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to the server:
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Click Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2005 > SQL Server Management Studio Expressto launch SQL Server Management Studio Express.
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The "Connect to Server" box shows up. The Server Name field has a default value of "LOCALHOST\SQLEXPRESS". So don't change it. Select "SQL Server Authentication" as the

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