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sp_testlinkedserver (Transact-SQL)

Tests the connection to a linked server. If the test is unsuccessful the procedure raises an exception with the reason of the failure.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_testlinkedserver [ @servername ] = servername

[ @servername = ]servername

Is the name of the linked server. servername is sysname, with no default value.

No permissions are checked; however, the caller must have the appropriate login mapping.

The following example creates a linked server named SEATTLESales, and then tests the connection.

USE master;
GO
EXEC sp_addlinkedserver 
    'SEATTLESales',
    N'SQL Server';
GO
sp_testlinkedserver SEATTLESales;
GO
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