How to: Set a Time Limit for Remote Queries (SQL Server Management Studio)

Use the remote query timeout option to specify how long, in seconds, a remote operation can take before Microsoft SQL Server times out. The default is 600, which allows a 10-minute wait.

To set a time limit for remote queries

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click a server and select Properties.

  2. Click the Connections node.

  3. Under Remote server connections, in the Remote query timeout box, type or select a value from 0 through 2,147,483,647 to set the maximum number seconds for SQL Server to wait before timing out.


    Remote server connections must be allowed before this value can be set.

See Also


remote query timeout Option

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