Execute DDL using openquery

Is it possible to run DDL statements using openquery? I want to drop a table on a linked server.  I tried the following 2 types of syntax, neither of which worked:

drop table OPENQUERY(server2, 'SELECT * FROM myDB.dbo.tablename')
select * from OPENQUERY(server2, 'DROP TABLE myDB.dbo.tablename')

I'm running on server1, and I want to drop a table on server2 (both servers are sql server) in the myDB database. If not openquery, is there another way to do it from server1?
jcpwAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
OPENQUERY is a row-set function. You have to use it with SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE. in case you wish to run a ddl statement, you must retrun something
 
select *
from openquery (server2, 'drop table myDB.dbo.tablename; select @@error')
 
mdan93Commented:
On my system the solution from aneeshattingal didn't create the table

exec server2.master.dbo.sp_executesql ' drop table mydb.dbo.tablename'

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mdan93Commented:
(rpc must be enable on the link server)
jcpwAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, the security on our system is set up so that I cannot run that query. I also cannot run DDL on the server that I wanted to. But I will take your word for it that it works.

Thanks!
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