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Specify a Target Server's Location (SQL Server Management Studio)

This topic describes how to specify the location of a target server in a multiserver administration configuration in SQL Server 2012 by using SQL Server Management Studio or Transact-SQL.

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Limitations and Restrictions

Performing this action edits the registry. Manual editing of the registry is not recommended because inappropriate or incorrect changes can cause serious configuration problems for your system. Therefore, only experienced users should use the Registry Editor program to edit the registry. For more information, see the Microsoft Windows documentation.

Security

Permissions

Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.

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To specify a target server's location

  1. In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the master server on which you want to specify a target server's location.

  2. Right-click SQL Server Agent, point to Multi Server Administration, and select Manage Target Servers.

  3. Right-click a target server and select Properties.

  4. In the Location box, enter a location for the server, and then click OK.

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To specify a target server's location

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of Database Engine.

  2. On the Standard bar, click New Query.

  3. Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute.

    USE msdb ;
    GO
    -- enlists the current server into the AdventureWorks1 master server. 
    -- The location for the current server is Building 21, Room 309, Rack 5
    EXEC dbo.sp_msx_enlist N'AdventureWorks2012', 
        N'Building 21, Room 309, Rack 5' ;
    GO
    

For more information, see sp_msx_enlist (Transact-SQL).

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