A 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.
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)
'Declaration <EvaluationModeAttribute(AutomatedPolicyEvaluationMode.CheckOnSchedule)> _ <PhysicalFacetAttribute> _ Public NotInheritable Class LinkedServer _ Inherits NamedSmoObject _ Implements ICreatable, IDroppable, IAlterable, IScriptable 'Usage Dim instance As LinkedServer
To get object properties, users can be a member of the public fixed server role.
To set 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.
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.