I've been working on this for a couple of days now, trying different scenarious.
I created a 'FOR INSERT' trigger on server1.dbs1.owner.table1 to collect information and insert to a linked server server2.dbs2.owner.table2. When I run with the trigger active, SQL Analyzer just hangs in there "Executing Query Batch ..." indefinately. When I don't create the trigger, but run all parts manually from SQL Analyzer, it works fine.
What did I try:
1. create a 'FOR INSERT' trigger on server1.dbs1.owner.table1 to insert into server1.dbs1.owner.table2. This worked fine.
2. create a stored proc to execute within the trigger on server1.dbs1.owner.table1 to insert to server2.dbs2.owner.table2. This just hangs in there "Executing Query Batch ..." indefinately.
I have a suspicion that something is not working correctly with the triggers and the linked servers. Has anyone encountered a similar problem and what did you do to overcome this? I greatly appreciate all responses and suggestions. Thanks all.