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I've configured SPNs and delegation on a ServerA and ServerB. I'm trying to connect from my workstation using SSMS to run a query on ServerA that uses LinkedServerB (pointing to ServerB). I'm trying to accomplish this using "Be made using the login's current security context", so that the current logged in user can connect to SSMS, run a query on ServerA that incorporates ServerB. I understand Kerberos has to be used to run queries that require double hops in this scenario.

The linked server created successfully, but when I expand the catalogs of LinkedServerB, instead of showing the catalogs of ServerB, it shows the catalogs of ServerA.

Does anyone have any idea what could be going on for my LinkedServerB to be showing ServerA's catalogs instead of ServerB's? Please let me know if I can clarify anything.


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Is the servername correctly specified in LinkedServerB setup to be ServerB ? There is no way that SQL Server would show ServerA's catalogs when you specify ServerB. – Kin Jun 26 '13 at 13:06
No other DBA on my team has seen this behavior before but they've all verified it. I wish I could post a screenshot, but I'd have to censor all server and database names. – Christopher Garcia Jun 26 '13 at 16:53