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I linked a SQL Server in Management Studio and when I test the connection, I do get "the test connection to the linked server succeeded." However, when I try to run a simple query, I get a message

Msg 18456, Level 14, State 1, Line 1
Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.

In my query I am using the linked server name.database.schema.table.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2017

  • Is it the same user that created the linked server and ran the query? also could you script the linked server definition and add it to your question? – Bob Klimes Mar 28 at 18:42

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