I have created a linked server in ms sql 2005 on server machine A . It links to another database(say D1) located physically on a different server machine B. I have jsp code on Server A which accesses local database on server A. Can I access the remote database D1 using the link server in my jsp code the same way as I access other local tables??

If your web layer includes SQL code, yes, you can access the tables on D1 by running the queries against ServerA.

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my web layer is written in JSP that has java code embedded in it to connect to MS SQL Server.
Thanks a lot for clearing my doubt!!1:)