sp_help_targetserver (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Lists all target servers.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


     [ [ @server_name = ] 'server_name' ]  


[ @server_name= ] 'server_name'
The name of the server for which to return information. server_name is nvarchar(30), with a default of NULL.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

If server_name is not specified, sp_help_targetserver returns this result set.

Column name Data type Description
server_id int Server identification number.
server_name nvarchar(30) Server name.
location nvarchar(200) Location of the specified server.
time_zone_adjustment int Time zone adjustment, in hours, from Greenwich mean time (GMT).
enlist_date datetime Date of the specified server's enlistment.
last_poll_date datetime Date the server was last polled for jobs.
status int Status of the specified server.
unread_instructions int Whether the server has unread instructions. If all rows have been downloaded, this column is 0.
local_time datetime Local date and time on the target server, which is based on the local time on the target server as of the last poll of the master server.
enlisted_by_nt_user nvarchar(100) Microsoft Windows user that enlisted the target server.
poll_interval int Frequency in seconds with which the target server polls the Master SQLServerAgent service in order to download jobs and upload job status.


To execute this stored procedure, a user must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.


A. Listing information for all registered target servers

The following example lists information for all registered target servers.

USE msdb ;  

EXEC dbo.sp_help_targetserver ;  

B. Listing information for a specific target server

The following example lists information for the target server SEATTLE2.

USE msdb ;  

EXEC dbo.sp_help_targetserver N'SEATTLE2' ;  

See Also

sp_add_targetservergroup (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_targetserver (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_targetservergroup (Transact-SQL)
sp_update_targetservergroup (Transact-SQL)
dbo.sysdownloadlist (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)