I am currently set up as an administrator with all of the rights available to my account. When I create a linked server I've set it up using the following settings Server Type: SQL Server For a login not defined in the list above, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context. Nothing else is changed or added. However when I go to test the connection, in my instance of SSMS on my machine, I get the error: Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.(Micorsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456) I dont have an account set up with that name and none of the servers I work with have that account under the Security->Logins folder. However, when I RDP into these server(s) and test the connection, it shows that the connection is successful. Is there a way to set up Linked Servers without having to RDP into to test cross server queries or sp's? I hope this question makes sense, if there is additional information that I need to provide please let me know.