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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Enlisting Target Servers

The Master Server Wizard allows you to enlist one or more target servers. Enlisting a target server identifies it to the master server and allows the master server to manage the administration of its jobs. You can also enlist additional target servers after the wizard completes. You do this by right-clicking the SQL Server Agent node of the target server and then selecting Multi Server Administration and then Make This a Target. Doing so launches the Target Server Wizard, which guides you through the addition of another target server. The Target Server Wizard performs some of the same actions as the Master Server Wizard, including the following:

It ensures that the SQL Server versions on the two servers are compatible. ...

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