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Is it possible to use the SQL 2008 Audit feature on one centralized server to audit multiple remote (linked)
SQL servers?
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This depends. But it's definately possible to Audit through DDL and DML triggers, then let theese populate one database at a central server.

Then there is the microsoft auditing solution. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392015(SQL.100).aspx
This is a more lightway auditing, because it doesen't audit in realtime, instead it audits by examining the logs when resources are not that scarce. This is a good idea. It's designed to store all in a centralized location (sql server). Now to the caveat. If you install this to try it out, it will do changes to ýour system databases, and create auditing jobs (if I dont remember incorrectly). Once installed there is NO way to uninstall it. You'll never get rid of the changes in the system databases and so forth. The only way is to rebuild the SQL Server.

If your'e talking about performance monitor auditing, then this can be scheduled and configured to store to a centralized database. But that's not really a SQL issue, it's more of a Windows Server question.

//Marten
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