Setting Up Linked Servers Using SQL Server Management Studio

Although you can set up linked servers and login mappings by directly executing system stored procedures, you can also set them up easily through SQL Server Management Studio.

To create a “SQL Server” linked server, you follow these steps:

1. Open SQL Server Management Studio with a connection to a local server (DBARCHLT\SQL08DE05 in this example).

2. Expand the Server Objects node and then the Linked Servers node.

3. Right-click the Linked Servers node and choose New Linked Server.

4. You are presented with a properties page where you must specify all the connection properties for the linked server. For this example, create a SQL Server database linked server entry. As shown in ...

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