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DTS Lookup Error - Could not find server '' in sysservers.

Posted on 2004-04-23
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Error Source : Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server

Error Description : Could not find server '' in sysservers. Execute sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sysservers.

I am getting this error when I try and create a lookup for a data transformation in a DTS package. The lookup is needed on the local server. At a point in the past this machine has been renamed, which may have caused the problem, and if I had more time I would rebuild the system as it needs it anyway. However, it is not possible now and I need to have this DTS package created and tested ASAP.

Whats causing the error, how do I solve it so that I can create a Lookup on the local machine. Currently I can make the lookup, and it works ok, but this error does not bode well for future performance.

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by:ranjit_jerome
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Hi

You need to add the server name in master..sysservers.  Use sp_addserver

sp_addserver 'servername', 'local'
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by:sshelton2
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And how do I run that - Command prompt or Stored Procedure?

Sorry - low level is not normally my residence in SQL Server...
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ranjit_jerome earned 400 total points
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Use query analyzer, this is a one time setting to correct the sysserver entry to recogzine your server.
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by:sshelton2
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Bang on, thats killed the error off and solved the problem. All tables are populating as it should, thanks.
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by:ranjit_jerome
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No problem :)
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