This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The DataSource property specifies the OLE DB data source part of initialization properties used by a provider to locate a data store.
HRESULT GetDataSource(SQLDMO_LPBSTR pRetVal); HRESULT SetDataSource(SQLDMO_LPCSTR NewValue);
SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) strings are always returned as OLE BSTR objects. A C/C++ application obtains a reference to the string. The application must release the reference using SysFreeString.
The DataSource property provides a value for the OLE DB initialization property DBPROP_INIT_DATASOURCE. Initialization properties are set for the provider when an attempt is made to connect to the OLE DB data source referenced by the LinkedServer object. For more information about values for the DataSource property, see the OLE DB provider documentation.