In this chapter, you learned how distributed queries and transactions work with linked servers. Specifically, you learned how to set up, configure, and gather information on linked servers by using the system stored procedures, including
sp_helplinkedsrvlogin. Finally, you learned how to configure linked servers through SQL Server Management Studio and tighten up the security access around the use and execution of linked servers. These foundational skills are the cornerstone of helping your organization expand its reach to data, no matter where it resides.
Keep in mind that although linked servers ...