ForwardingServer Property

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The ForwardingServer property identifies an instance of Microsoft SQL Server that will receive forwarded events.


object.ForwardingServer [=value]


  • object
    An expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list

  • value
    A string that identifies an instance of SQL Server by name

Data Type




Prototype (C/C++)

HRESULT GetForwardingServer(SQLDMO_LPBSTR pRetVal);
HRESULT SetForwardingServer(SQLDMO_LPCSTR NewValue);


SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) strings are always returned as OLE BSTR objects. A C/C++ application obtains a reference to the string. The application must release the reference using SysFreeString.


SQL Server Agent can be configured to forward events to another instance of SQL Server. Alerts defined on the SQL Server Agent running on the forwarded-event server are raised when a forwarded event is received.

Applies To: