Encounter Access to the Remote Server Is Denied in SQL Server With Best Techniques

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  • Updated on March 15th, 2022

Whenever users try to link with the linked server, they face a message- access to the remote server is denied.  Have you ever thought about it, why it occurs, and what are the reasons behind it? In this article, we will discuss this issue – the current security context is not trusted in brief. Users just have to read it till the end with patience. 

So let’s start the article with the term SQL Server, Remote Server, SQL Server Management Studio.

What is SQL Server?

SQL Server saves and includes data required for the applications.  The SQL Server can efficiently work on either the same system or on another system across the network. 

There are various flavors of SQL Server that provide multiple features according to the user needs. These products, also term as Editions mainly comprise of:

  1. Standard: Very useful for departments within organizations.
  2. Web: Normally, utilized for the smaller businesses that are searching or looking to build web applications
  3. Developer: Utilized for Single-use installation, generally beneficial for development and application testing.
  4. Workgroup: Involves a reporting module for synchronizing data remotely.
  5. Compact: It is a free option and is suitable for stand-alone applications.
  6. Express: It is a  free edition used for learning and education.
  7. Evaluation: It is a Trial version that is only valid for a limited period.
  8. Enterprise: It is designed for large organizations with intricate data needs.

Remote Server

The remote access server (RAS) provides various remote services to link up users over the internet network. This remote server is very useful as it connects distant users with an organization’s internal local area network (LAN). 

A RAS is specialized server software that is utilized for distant connectivity. This software offers authentication, connectivity, and resource access services to connecting users.

One can install the RAS within the organization and then linked with the organization’s internal network and systems directly. When the user is linked with a RAS, then he can take his or her data, desktop, application, print, and/or other supported services.

SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio allows its users to create and control both i.e your databases and administer your SQL Server configuration.

Users can execute various functions with SSMS. This mainly includes:

  • Create, adjust & delete databases and database objects like tables, views, stored procedures, etc.
  • Inquire the user’s databases.
  • Create and support user accounts and roles.
  • Generate and maintain backups (either using manual or scheduled).
  • Permit to import and export data from/to other databases.
  • Allows replicating databases across more than one or several machines.

Users use SSMS to perform their tasks either systematically or through the GUI. To support this statement here, we will provide one example. Users can create a database by right-tapping and choosing New Database. Also, they can run a SQL script to create it by tapping. 

Receiving Linked Server ERROR 7416 – “Current Security Context is not Trusted”

Users can deal with security after adjusting some level of access and permission of some logins. They will get an error message during data accessing by using linked servers with some logins (that were operating earlier). It is written in this way.

Msg 7416, Level 16, State 2, Procedure usp_fetch_data, Line 5 [Batch Start Line 10] Access to the remote server is denied because no login mapping exists.

Users can fix this problem by using two ways. The first is to follow the manual approach and the second is to use an alternative tool. Both approaches have their unique characters. 

So let’s start with knowing the manual approach first.

EasyGoing Free Tricks to fix “Access to the Remote Server is Denied” Issue

Now, we have the best solution to this error. We discover a few alterations in the linked server and perform the following script to repair this error. Users have to add a login to the linked server that causes issues while accessing it. Here is the following script. Users are required to alter their username in place of ‘myUser’, and appropriate server\instance name. 

Use master


EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver 

 @server = N’LinkedServerName’, 


 @srvproduct = ‘MS SQL Server’, 

 @provstr=N’SERVER=ServerName\InstanceName;User ID=myUser’

EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 

 @rmtsrvname = N’LinkedServerName’, 

 @locallogin = NULL , 

 @useself = N’False’, 

 @rmtuser = N’myUser’, 

 @rmtpassword = N’*****’


This was the manual approach that one can follow to solve the remote server issue. If this doesn’t work, then it means there are some issues with the SQL databases as it may become faulty.  So, users should try other alternative tools like SQL Database Recovery to restore SQL database objects with ease. The software is fully compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000. 

Why do we face such problems? Don’t know! Then know here some main reasons for such server problems. 

Probable Reasons for “Current Security Context is not Trusted” Issue:

  1. It is also seen that the “Error 7416 Access to the Remote Server is Denied” and other critical errors only appear if the user’s Windows operating system gets corrupted. As a result, the time of opening programs will get slower and thus, response time will automatically get delayed. 
  2. In other scenarios, if the user runs multiple applications, they might notice crashes and freezes. 
  3. Other reasons that are responsible for this error are –  unrestricted startup entries, registry mistakes, hardware decline, shattered files, useless program installations, and many more.
Summing Up!

Users can easily fix the error message- access to the remote server is denied by using the above-given methods. If a user is unable to perform the manual approach they can try the expert solutions. 

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