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DistributionPublisher.Remove Method

Removes the registration for this Publisher from the currently connected Distributor.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in microsoft.sqlserver.rmo.dll)

public void Remove (
	bool force
)
public void Remove (
	boolean force
)
public function Remove (
	force : boolean
)

Parameters

force

A Boolean value that specifies whether the Publisher is uninstalled from the Distributor without verifying that Publisher has also uninstalled the Distributor, if the Publisher is on a separate server. If true, all the replication objects associated with the Publisher are dropped even if the Publisher is on a remote server that cannot be reached. If false, replication first verifies that the remote Publisher has uninstalled the Distributor.

When force is set to true, you may have to cleanup any remaining publishing metadata at a remote Publisher.

When the Publisher is on the same server as the Distributor, replication verifies that there are no publication or distribution objects remaining on the local server.

The Remove method can only be called by a member of the sysadmin fixed server role on the Distributor.

Calling Remove is equivalent to executing sp_dropdistpublisher at the Distributor.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.


// Set the Distributor and publication database names.
// Publisher and Distributor are on the same server instance.
string publisherName = publisherInstance;
string distributorName = publisherInstance;
string distributionDbName = "distribution";
string publicationDbName = "AdventureWorks";

// Create connections to the Publisher and Distributor
// using Windows Authentication.
ServerConnection publisherConn = new ServerConnection(publisherName);
ServerConnection distributorConn = new ServerConnection(distributorName);

// Create the objects we need.
ReplicationServer distributor =
    new ReplicationServer(distributorConn);
DistributionPublisher publisher;
DistributionDatabase distributionDb =
    new DistributionDatabase(distributionDbName, distributorConn);
ReplicationDatabase publicationDb;
publicationDb = new ReplicationDatabase(publicationDbName, publisherConn);

try
{
    // Connect to the Publisher and Distributor.
    publisherConn.Connect();
    distributorConn.Connect();

    // Disable all publishing on the AdventureWorks database.
    if (publicationDb.LoadProperties())
    {
        if (publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledMergePublishing = false;
        }
        else if (publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing)
        {
            publicationDb.EnabledTransPublishing = false;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException(
            String.Format("The {0} database does not exist.", publicationDbName));
    }

    // We cannot uninstall the Publisher if there are still Subscribers.
    if (distributor.RegisteredSubscribers.Count == 0)
    {
        // Uninstall the Publisher, if it exists.
        publisher = new DistributionPublisher(publisherName, distributorConn);
        if (publisher.LoadProperties())
        {
            publisher.Remove(false);
        }
        else
        {
            // Do something here if the Publisher does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "{0} is not a Publisher for {1}.", publisherName, distributorName));
        }

        // Drop the distribution database.
        if (distributionDb.LoadProperties())
        {
            distributionDb.Remove();
        }
        else
        {
            // Do something here if the distribition DB does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "The distribution database '{0}' does not exist on {1}.",
                distributionDbName, distributorName));
        }

        // Uninstall the Distributor, if it exists.
        if (distributor.LoadProperties())
        {
            // Passing a value of false means that the Publisher 
            // and distribution databases must already be uninstalled,
            // and that no local databases be enabled for publishing.
            distributor.UninstallDistributor(false);
        }
        else
        {
            //Do something here if the distributor does not exist.
            throw new ApplicationException(String.Format(
                "The Distributor '{0}' does not exist.", distributorName));
        }
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ApplicationException("You must first delete all subscriptions.");
    }
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    // Implement appropriate error handling here.
    throw new ApplicationException("The Publisher and Distributor could not be uninstalled", ex);
}
finally
{
    publisherConn.Disconnect();
    distributorConn.Disconnect();
}

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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