Defect Multiple Target Servers from a Master Server

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance


On Azure SQL Managed Instance, most, but not all SQL Server Agent features are currently supported. See Azure SQL Managed Instance from SQL Server for details.

This topic describes how to defect multiple target servers from a multiserver administration configuration in SQL Server by using SQL Server Management Studio. Run this procedure from the master server.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To defect multiple target servers from a master server

  1. In Object Explorer, expand a server that is configured as a master server.

  2. Right-click SQL Server Agent, point to Multi Server Administration, and then click Manage Target Servers.

  3. Click Post Instructions, and then in the Instruction type list, select Defect.

  4. Under Recipients, do one of the following:

    • Click All target servers to defect all target servers of this master server. Use this option if you want to completely uninstall the current multiserver administration configuration.

    • Click These target servers, and then click the corresponding Select box, to defect some, but not all, target servers of this master server.

See Also

Create a Multiserver Environment
Automated Administration Across an Enterprise
Defect a Target Server from a Master Server