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Linked server connection test
SQL Server Linked Server Connection Test

As time passes and systems pass from one administer to another details of the installations can be lost. No matter how great your documentation and change control process might be there always seems to be something that gets forgotten....

Top 5 Most Common Problems With SQL Server
The Top 5 Most Common Problems With SQL Server

Over the years I've been able to compile a list of issues that I would consider to be common with SQL Server (and other database platforms like Oracle, no platform is immune to such issues). These are the issues that are often avoidable but not always easy to fix once...