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patshaw
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  08:37:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

If i use:

exec MyLinkedServer.master.dbo.xp_fixeddrives

I get results results back in an instant.

If I try:

insert into #temp1
exec MyLinkedServer.master.dbo.xp_fixeddrives

then the query hangs forever. Does anyone know why this may be?

Thanks.

harsh_athalye
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

India
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  08:52:57  Show Profile  Visit harsh_athalye's Homepage  Click to see harsh_athalye's MSN Messenger address  Send harsh_athalye a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
See if the last solution in below thread is useful for you:

http://www.developmentnow.com/g/113_2005_5_0_0_526805/Using-xp-fixeddrives-on-a-linked-server.htm

Harsh Athalye
India.
"The IMPOSSIBLE is often UNTRIED"
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patshaw
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Posted - 03/20/2008 :  10:38:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Works a charm - Thank You.
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