Creating Linked Servers

Link Server with a Specific Name ARCHIVE -> MyDB03 ARCHIVE is the link server name. MyDB03 is the actual database server name. Sources:

RPC and RPC Out option on a SQL Server linked-server

The first RPC setting is mainly for a legacy feature called Remote Server, which is documented here. You probably will not be using remote servers in SQL Server 2005 -SQL Server 2014 versions. If you do happen to use “remote servers”, the RPC setting enables a certain security feature. Sources:

Rounding in SQL

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SQL Server DateTime Type

Data type Comments Time Only keeps track of nanoseconds in a day. There is no reference to a date.Is stored using between 3 and 5 bytes. Date Only keeps track of days, starting 01/01/01 to 31/12/9999.Takes 3 bytes for storage. SmallDateTime Can be used to store dates between 01/01/1900 and 06/06/2079.Also allow to keep track... » read more

SQL Server Setup Error – There was an error generating the XML document. Error code 0x84B10001.

Error: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt If we look at the start place of the error, it says System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException. This means that there are some issues while encryption of the data. And the real error message is “The requested operation cannot be completed. The computer must be trusted for delegation and the current user account... » read more

Transfer Files Using Remote Desktop

By default, Windows Dedicated Servers have no FTP server installed or setup. The easiest way to securely transfer files between the server and your computer is use Remote Desktop. Click the Start menu on your PC and search for Remote Desktop Connection. Launch Remote Desktop Connection and click on Show Options. Select the Local Resources tab and click More. Under Drives, check the... » read more