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I haven't had any experience with this, but I have a SQL script that I need to run remotely on one of my SQL servers. How can I run this on the remote server? Is there a tool or something so I can save the file as an .sql file and then run it from my machine?
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by:strickdd
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You can use SQL server management studio, you just have you make sure that your SQL server allows remote connections and connect to that server from your management studio.
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by:willlandymore
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I can't really pop open the studio and then paste in the query and then run it manually, it would have to be automatic. Could I schedule this from within Management Studio like you can with backups, etc. and have it run every day if I save the query as a .sql file?
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by:JestersGrind
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You can create a SQL job to run a script on a schedule.

Greg

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The utility you are looking for is called

SQLCMD

you execute from a windows command line

see

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162773.aspx
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by:willlandymore
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that looks like what I'm looking for as far as specifying the file and output file, but how can I schedule that one to run at certain times?
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by:willlandymore
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forget I asked... :)

I just put it in a batch file and then scheduled it and it was fine.

Thanks.
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