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MSSQL_ENG014121

Product Name

SQL Server

Product Version

9.0

Product Build Number

9.00.1399.60

Event ID

14121

Event Source

MSSQLSERVER

Component

SQL Server Database Engine

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Message Text

Could not drop the Distributor '%s'. This Distributor has associated distribution databases.

A SQL Server instance that is configured as a Distributor cannot be removed from the role of Distributor because there are distribution databases associated with the instance. This error occurs if you attempt to drop a distribution database that is associated with one or more Publishers.

To find the names of any Publishers and distribution databases associated with this Distributor, execute sp_helpdistpublisher (Transact-SQL) from any database on the Distributor.

Execute sp_dropdistributiondb (Transact-SQL) for any distribution databases associated with this Distributor. After all distribution database associations are removed, you can disable distribution. For more information, see Disabling Publishing and Distribution.

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