Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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List Active Directory Users

My boss sent to request me that: I want to a SQL query, that lists all domain users of a specific group. I began to search query. I found several solutions using Linked Server. EXEC ...
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Multiple login mappings for linked server

Can we assign two logins for two different databases on target server. For example, I would like to create a Linked Server between ServerA and ServerB. ServerB has two databases on it and both using ...
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Auditing access to a linked server

I have a linked server with SQL Server configured with the security option "For a login not defined in the above list, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context". What I ...
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Unable to start a nested transaction for OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI11” for linked server

I have two linked servers and want to create a store procedure that simply SELECT data from one table from the first server and INSERT the data in other table from the second server. The procedure ...
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Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'. for linked servers

I am trying to execute a query to pull data from another server. I added the server as a linked server to the another one but I am getting the following error when I try to execute the query Login ...
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MySQL out of Memory, but Only Through MSSQL Linked Server

I am getting an error "MySQL client ran out of memory" when trying to do some simple MySQL selects or inserts from Microsoft SQL through a linked server. It was working fine for a week or so, and for ...
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Server 2012 Linked Server From An Instance

I have 3 SQL Server 2012 Instances, 2 on SiteA on the same server SiteAServer. I have 1 on SiteB on server SiteBServer. SiteADefaultInstance, SiteASecondInstance SiteBDefaultInstance ...
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Linked Servers security context and transaction logging

I have many large logging tables that are populating with data constantly. The information is rarely or never read and I want to move them out of the database. So, the idea is to: create linked ...
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How can I enable distributed transactions for a linked server?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with a linked server pointing to a db2 database on an IBM Iseries system using the System i Access ODBC Driver. I'm trying to enable distributed transactions. I ...
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Are linked servers always heterogenous connections?

I have a test server and a production server, both SQL Server 2008 R2. My app's testing is done on the test server, but a related app (not under my control) has test databases in the development ...
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How to UPDATE/DELETE/INSERT with Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 as Linked Server in SQL Server 2012?

I need to update an Access 2003 database from SQL Server 2012 with the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider. As an administrator, everything works great. I can do Select, Insert, Update and Delete ...
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Change linked server login per-query

Given the situation below, can I specify that the pre-configured linked server login should not be used for a particular remote stored procedure call? I have two SQL Server instances: [LOCAL] ...
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Why doesn't this transactional replication post script work? (Works in SSMS and SQLCmd.exe)

I have created a script that creates any missing indexes on replicated indexed views. It gets the index definitions from the publisher (Linkedserver) and applies them to the subscriber. The script ...
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Error when using views on a linked server

I have this query: SELECT DescTipoentrevistador FROM Alfabase.dbo.tblTipoEntrevistador WHERE CodTipoEntrevistador IN ( SELECT CASE WHEN EXISTS ...
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SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers Consistently Dropping Connections

I have set up a Linked Server between 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases (both 10.50.1600). The linked server worked normally for several weeks until I received reports that users were not able to hit ...
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Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases. That is working as a charm. Now my server is filling up with SSAS backups and I would like to delete the backup files that are older than 2 days. to ...
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DELETE from OPENQUERY alias not working

I'm trying to use the following code to execute a DELETE statement on a linked server. I'm trying to delete all records from the remote server where there is a match on a certain ID field in both the ...
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Possible to use a Trigger as failsafe for insert in two databases?

(This is for a project on MSSQL 2008R2 Server) I have been tasked with splitting a table into an internal (same db as before) and an external one (different server). Currently the idea is to read ...
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Creating a Linked Server that Points to Itself

I am attempting to create a linked server on SQL Server 2014 instance servername\instancename using the following call: EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'servername\instancename', ...
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Linked server in SQL Server 2005 using NT authentication impersonation

I am trying to Link a server using an NT authentication as the impersonated connection, but this connection will be static to a specific user instead of passing the currently logged-in user's ...
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Query on a SQL Server view with openquery to Hive returning wrong answer

I have a view in a SQL Server instance which is running an OPENQUERY to Hive through MS OLE DB Provider. The view is getting all the records from the Hive table without any WHERE clause. Now, I ...
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Linked Server Between SQL Server and iSeries is rounding decimals

We just set up a new SQL Server 2008 database, and I got the link set up between our server and an iSeries As400 server that we get some of our data from. The problem I'm having is that it is ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server to SSAS not working - what is missing?

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition sp1 that has ssas also installed. From this server I create a linked server to a ssas server called BIREPLON1, but when I try to access it, I get the error ...
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routine to backup ssas databases fails with: The XML for Analysis request timed out before it was completed

I have developed my own stored procedure, that through a LINKED SERVER, backups the SSAS databases according to a table value parameter. the code for the stored procedure is below. the problem: it ...
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sp_testlinkedserver output verbose

I've built a script/Agent job that goes and polls our linked servers every 10 minutes to make sure they are online. Now, when one goes offline, It generates an email and notifies me. See below: ...
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Linked server error not caught by TRY-CATCH

I am setting up a job to loop through a list of linked servers and execute a specific query against each one. I am trying to execute the query inside a TRY-CATCH block so if there's a problem with one ...
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SQL Server: efficient query with (double) linked servers

I am DBA of server A (SQL Server 2008R2), linked to server B (SQL Server 2012SP1), linked to server C (not sure which version). I have no control on server C, and I cannot contact its DBA. On server ...
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Problem with EXEC MyLinkedServer…sp_executesql within transaction

I rather clueless about this so any help is appreciated. We have got a stored procedure that is running within a transaction. The stored procedure is called from a .NET program (via normal ADO.NET). ...
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Querying system tables from Linked Server

I am trying to query the syspublications table on Linked Server A from Server B. Both servers are running SQL Server 2012. Using this simple query on Server B: SELECT a.dest_table FROM ...
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Best way to transfer a few tables from reserve server to production

We have two MS SQL Servers (2012 Standard Edition on Windows 2012 Server) which are located in the same subnet. One is production server. Another is reserve server. Currently there is a ...
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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How to query from a linked server via a linked server in sql server?

I have the following set-up: SQL-Server 1 --linked--> SQL-Server 2 --linked-> SQL-Server 3 The question is can I query SQL Server 3 from SQL Server 1 via SQL Server 2? I have ...
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Remote linked servers

I have a SQL Server 2008R2, and I want to connect remotely to a SQL Server 2012SP1, for which I am given: IP: 12.34.56.78 Login: john Password: pw1 Database: TESTDB Table: test_table The remote ...
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Intermittent errors when calling stored procedures with linked server references from SQL Agent jobs

Environment: Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V Service Pack 2 - 64 bit SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2 SP2 - 10.50.4000.0 - 64 bit Problem: I am receiving intermittent failures from ...
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SQL Server, firewall and linked servers

I have: SQL Server 2008R2 database server in my LAN and under my control (call it LOCALSQL) remote SQL Server, on which I have much less control (call it REMOTESQL), for which I only have IP, ...
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How to add a linked server to a sql server management studio?

I have an account in sql server management studio, which I can login to database B, which is on server X. I also have a crystal report on my local PC. Using the crystal report, I can access a ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Access Failure in a query that uses Linked server

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 machines. A user is running a query on Server A that joins a table in Server B. In the query he is using linked server to point Server B. User has access to Server B ...
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SQL Server: Using 4 part identifiers when database may be on the same server

In my client's setup, the database servers in lower environments are all on one server for cost saving purposes, but in higher environments, these databases are deployed on separate servers, and ...
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Linked Server using ODBC too slow

The scenario is that developers used a linked server object on ServerM to reach ServerST. This linked server was setup as a "SQL Server" type using a domain login that exists as a login on ServerST. ...
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Linked Server and MSDTC on cluster

I'm trying to set up a linked server between two instances we have on our network. I've done this many times before without an issue, but this time I repeatedly get the following error: OLE DB ...
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Migrate Linked Server Connections

I am getting ready to migrate a DB from one server to a new machine...but were wondering if there is an easy way to migrate those connections over as well...we have about 6-7 linked servers set up to ...
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How secure is a linked server in SQL Server

I am in a situation in which I should doubt everyone (even my developer team and database admin) so I want to Log all the logons made to my server. I have two SQL Servers, say A and B. I want to log ...
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SQL SERVER - Linked Server and query performance

I have a performance problem related to SQL Server/linked servers/views. I hope you can help me understand what is the best way to do what I want =). I have a database K with 3 linked servers ...
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Is it dangerous to use Linked Server? (SQL Server 2008)

I wonder what are the security risks in using Linked Server.
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Linked servers: Transaction context in use by another session

I'm using linked servers to perform some queries in a distributed transaction. It doesn't work in a distributed transaction. I get the following error: Transaction context in use by another ...
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Joins between linked servers are dangerous, so can we just load the data into a local table before doing the join?

I was just reading the following article which states that it's a worst practice to do JOINs between two linked servers. The only alternative I can see is to get the necessary data from both linked ...
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Are these linked server queries susceptible to SQL injection?

I'm using a stored procedure to generate a create table script on the fly based on parameters passed into it. I am validating that the server exists, and then validating if the table exists in the ...
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Slow SQL Server query using a DB2 linked server in virtual environment

I have a problem with a slow query which uses a linked server. Let me list out my environment first and I'll get to the issue: Virtual Windows 2003 R2 server (fresh deployments on XenServer 6.1 ...
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How to get output from trigger on linked server

Fair warning, I know this isn't the best way to do this, but I'm trying to extend some existing code without needing to do a rewrite. Anyway, I've got two SQL Server 2012 installs, one local in my ...
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Best Practice For Data Views with Linked Server in SQL Server

In SQL Server, I have to design a View that I can map on a DBML file in order to dynamically retrieve information from the database with multiple conditions to filter. The problem is that I have to ...