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Sardar Mudassar Ali Khan
Sardar Mudassar Ali Khan

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Link Server in SSMS

To link a server in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), follow these steps:

  1. Open SSMS.
  2. In the Object Explorer, right-click on the "Server" node and select "New Server Registration."
  3. The "Connect to Server" window will appear. Enter the necessary details:
    • Server type: Choose the type of server you want to connect to (e.g., Database Engine, Analysis Services, etc.).
    • Server name: Enter the name or IP address of the server you want to link to.
    • Authentication: Select the appropriate authentication method (Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication).
    • Login: Provide the login credentials if using SQL Server Authentication.
  4. Click "Connect" to establish the connection.

Once connected, you'll see the linked server listed in the Object Explorer, allowing you to interact with its databases, tables, and other objects.

Keep in mind that you'll need the necessary permissions and network access to connect to the remote server successfully.

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