sp_msx_enlist (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Adds the current server to the list of available servers on the master server.


The sp_msx_enlist stored procedure edits the registry. Manual editing of the registry is not recommended because inappropriate or incorrect changes can cause serious configuration problems for your system. Therefore, only experienced users should use the Registry Editor program to edit the registry. For more information, see the Microsoft Windows documentation.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_msx_enlist [@msx_server_name =] 'msx_server'   
     [, [@location =] 'location']  


[ @msx_server_name = ] 'msx_server' The name of the multiserver administration (master) server. msx_server is sysname, with no default.

[ @location = ] 'location' The location of the target server to add. location is nvarchar(100), with a default of NULL.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets



Permissions to execute this procedure default to members of the sysadmin fixed server role.


The following example enlists the current server into the AdventureWorks1 master server. The location for the current server is Building 21, Room 309, Rack 5.

USE msdb ;  
EXEC dbo.sp_msx_enlist N'AdventureWorks1',   
    N'Building 21, Room 309, Rack 5' ;  

See Also

sp_msx_defect (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
xp_cmdshell (Transact-SQL)