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

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What’s New in Managing Linked Servers

With SQL Server 2012, there are no significant changes to the linked servers’ capabilities. Of the few changes for linked servers, the following are the most significant:

Image Remote servers are being deprecated, and this means system stored procedures such as sp_addserver, sp_remoteoption, sp_helpremotelogin, and sp_addremotelogin go away.

Image System variable @@REMSERVER and server-wide settings such as SET REMOTE_PROC_TRANSACTIONS also go away.

The system stored procedure was introduced, such as sp_setnetname to ...

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