Diego Nieto-Arroyo troubleshoots an issue:
In this article I will show how to resolve and overcome errors while attempting to query a system tables or any table for that matter, via Linked Servers. The error seen below is the result of the issue we encountered.
Msg 40515, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Reference to database and/or server name in ‘xxxx.sys.sp_tables_info_90_rowset_64’ is not supported in this version of SQL Server.
Read on to see what causes this issue and how you can resolve it.