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 SortOrder property returns a string describing the character set used and ordering applied for an instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
HRESULT GetSortOrder(SQLDMO_LPBSTR pRetVal);
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.
Character set and ordering compatibility between instances of SQL Server can positively affect operations affecting more than one server. For example, distributed query is optimized when two instances are compatible in character set and order. Character set and order are established at installation.