Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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SQL Server Linked Server performance: Why are remote queries so expensive?

I have two database servers, connected via Linked Servers. Both are SQL Server 2008R2 databases, and the linked server connection is made via a regular "SQL Server" link, using the current login's ...
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check if linked server table column exists

I have several access databases that I'm copying over to the sql server, connecting to as a linked server, and then pulling data from each night. I need to be able to identify if the current access ...
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Oracle Linked Server query error

We have a problem with a query from a SQL Server 2008R2 - 64bit to an Oracle Linked Server. We use the Oracle 64-bit driver for Windows. When we query a certain table we get the following error: ...
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Is there a syntax for accessing table names containing slashes?

I have a linked server registered in my SQL Server 2005 which accesses our SAP database (test system). It uses an ODBC driver provided by SAP, and is connected using the Microsoft OLEDB For ODBC ...
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Access Linked Server error “The provider did not give any information about the error.”

A little information. I'm running SQL SERVER 2008 R2 64bit. I have Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider installed. On my production server I've setup a linked server to the access db using the provider ...
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The OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI” for linked server X reported a change in schema version between compile time X and run time X for table [tablename]

The below error starts happening once a week at the same time every week. The OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server X reported a change in schema version between compile time X and run time X ...
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Local login impersonation not working with a linked server

I have created a linked server on my server using the following: exec sp_addlinkedserver @server=N'MyOldDB', @srvproduct=N'', @provider = N'SQLNCLI', @datasrc=N'MYSERVER', ...
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Which reporting method has better performance, using linked server or using lookup in SSRS?

I've been using the new lookup function in Reporting Services 2008 R2 when using different servers where I don't have the option of a linked server. However, the DBA just created the a link to that ...
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SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 linked server issue

Here's my scenario: I've got a linked server going from a SQL Server 2000 machine to a SQL Server 2008 machine. To aid in moving databases with a minimum of config changes, most of our connections ...
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Query data from multiple linked remote databases

Using SQL Server 2005 databases and SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I need to query a single value from each of n linked databases at a regular interval. The servers are physically remote and I can ...
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“Linked server does not contain table” error when using VFPOLEDB provider linked server

I am receiving the below error when attempting to run any queries via a linked server in SQL Server 2008 R2 using the Visual Fox Prox OLE DB Provider v9.0.0.3504. I am attempting this as I need to ...
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What's the difference between Linked Server solution and SSIS solution?

When I want to move data between two databases (e.g source: Oracle, destination: SQL Server), I think I have two options: Linked Server and SQL Server Integration Services. But is there any benefit ...