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LinkedServer Class

A LinkedServer object represents a database system other than Microsoft SQL Server and is linked to the current instance of SQL Server using an OLE DB driver.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public sealed class LinkedServer : NamedSmoObject, ICreatable, IDroppable, IAlterable, 
	IScriptable
public final class LinkedServer extends NamedSmoObject implements ICreatable, IDroppable, 
	IAlterable, IScriptable
public final class LinkedServer extends NamedSmoObject implements ICreatable, IDroppable, 
	IAlterable, IScriptable

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

To get LinkedServer object properties, users can be a member of the public fixed server role.

To set LinkedServer object properties, users must have ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER permission on the server or be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

To create or drop a linked server, users must have ALTER ANY LINKED SERVER permission on the server or be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

To enumerate tables or columns on the linked server, users must have SELECT permission on the schema.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

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