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How to: Set Remote Login Timeout (SQL Server Management Studio)

Use the remote login timeout option to specify the number of seconds to wait before returning from a failed attempt to log in to a remote server. For example, if you are attempting to log in to a remote server and that server is down, remote login timeout ensures that you do not have to wait indefinitely before your computer ceases its attempts to log in. 

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click a server and select Properties.

  2. Click the Advanced node.

  3. Under Network, select a value for the Remote Login Timeout box.

    Use the remote login timeout option to specify the number of seconds to wait before returning from a failed remote login attempt.

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