I came in after the weekend, and the following statement is failing with the error:
"OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server "(null)" returned message "Login timeout expired".
OLE DB provider "SQLNCLI" for linked server "(null)" returned message "An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections.".
Msg 53, Level 16, State 1, Line 0
Named Pipes Provider: Could not open a connection to SQL Server . "
'SELECT * FROM dbname.dbo.branch') TabName
But the statement below works fine, so I assume it's not a network issue.
select * from [servername].dbname.dbo.branch
Any suggestions as to what to look at?
The Redneck DBA