If you are looking for a T-SQL tip, on how to create a simple linked server between SQL Server instances, then the below tip might come in handy.
The below T-SQL code does just that:
-- --Note: The Entire Operation Takes Place on the Local Instance -- USE [master] GO --Create the linked server object EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'[LinkedServerName]', @srvproduct=N'', @provider=N'SQLNCLI', @datasrc=N'[DestSQLInstanceName]' --Set up the user mapping between local and remote instances EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedsrvlogin @rmtsrvname=N'[LinkedServerName]', @useself=N'False',@locallogin=N'[LocalLogin_SQL_or_Windows]', @rmtuser=N'[Remote_SQL_Login_Name]', @rmtpassword='[Remote_SQL_Login_Password]' GO --Example of querying a remote table select * from [LinkedServerName].[Database_Name].[Schema_Name].[Table_Name];
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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, and a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA).