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LinkedServer Class

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

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

[EvaluationModeAttribute(AutomatedPolicyEvaluationMode.CheckOnSchedule)]
[PhysicalFacetAttribute]
public sealed class LinkedServer : NamedSmoObject, 
	ICreatable, IDroppable, IAlterable, IScriptable

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.

Thread Safety

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

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

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