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Defect Multiple Target Servers from a Master Server

This topic describes how to defect multiple target servers from a multiserver administration configuration in SQL Server 2012 by using SQL Server Management Studio. Run this procedure from the master server.

To defect multiple target servers from a master server

  1. In Object Explorer, expand a server that is configured as a master server.

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

  3. Click Post Instructions, and then in the Instruction type list, select Defect.

  4. Under Recipients, do one of the following:

    • Click All target servers to defect all target servers of this master server. Use this option if you want to completely uninstall the current multiserver administration configuration.

    • Click These target servers, and then click the corresponding Select box, to defect some, but not all, target servers of this master server.

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