Verifies that the current host for the publishing database is capable of supporting replication. Must be run from a distribution database. This procedure is called by sp_get_redirected_publisher.
If no entry exists for the publisher and the publishing database, sp_validate_redirected_publisher returns null in the output parameter @redirected_publisher. If an entry exists, it is returned in the output parameter in both success and failure cases.
If the validation succeeds, sp_validate_redirected_publisher returns a success indication.
If the validation fails, errors are raised describing the failure.