Writing a distributed query is easy—so easy, in fact, that you might not even consider them any different from a run-of-the-mill local query—but there are many potential pitfalls waiting for the unsuspecting DBA to fall into.
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An in-depth look at some of the concerns involved with enabling/disabling entire SQL Server jobs based upon whether they should be run, or not—and then look at options for addressing those concerns....More