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Linked servers

A linked server configuration allows Microsoft SQL Server to execute commands against OLE DB data sources on different servers. Linked servers offer these advantages:

 

Remote server access.

 

The ability to issue distributed queries, updates, commands, and transactions on heterogeneous data sources across the enterprise.

 

The ability to address diverse data sources similarly.

 

 

New linked servers are added within Create Linked Server Wizard. In order to run the wizard you should either

 

select the Linked Servers list or any object from that list in the explorer tree;
select the Create New Linked Server... item from the popup menu

 

To create a new linked server with the same properties as one of the existing one has:

 

select the Object | Duplicate Database Object... main menu item;
follow the instructions of Duplicate Object Wizard.

 

 

 

Along with using distributed queries at SQL Editor and SQL Script Editor, Linked Server Editor allows you to browse data of the linked server. In order to run the editor you should either

 

select the linked server for editing in the explorer tree (type the first letters of the server name for quick search);
select the Edit Linked Server... item from the popup menu

 

 

 

To drop a linked server:

 

select the server to drop in the explorer tree;
select the Drop Linked Server item from the popup menu

 

and confirm dropping in the dialog window.

 



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