Following are different types of cursors available in SQL Server 2005
Base table: Base table cursors are the lowest level of cursor available. Base table cursors can scroll forward or backward with minimal cost, and can be updated
Static: Cursor can move to any record but the changes on the data can't be seen.
Dynamic: Most resource extensive. Cursor can move anywhere and all the changes on the data can be viewed.
Forward-only: Cursor moves one step forward, can't move backwards.
Keyset-driven: Only updated data can be viewed, deleted and inserted data cannot be viewed.