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Create Anonymous Subscription (Browse the Active Directory)

SQL Server 2000

An anonymous subscription is a type of pull subscription for which detailed information about the subscription and the Subscriber is not stored. Initiated at the Subscriber, the Subscriber is responsible for keeping an anonymous subscription synchronized. Using Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Active Directory™ Services, you can view replication objects, such as a publication, and, if allowed, subscribe to that publication.

The following options are available on the Create Anonymous Subscription tab of the Windows Synchronization Manager.



View the name of publications that are listed in Active Directory.

Browse (...)

Click to browse for publications listed in Active Directory.


Enter the computer name of the Subscriber.


Enter the name of the subscription database that will receive the replicated data.

Use Windows Authentication of the current user's account

Select this option if you will use Windows Authentication to connect to the Subscriber.

Use SQL Server Authentication

Select this option if you will use SQL Server Authentication with login and password to connect to the Subscriber.


Enter the login used when connecting to the Subscriber.


Enter the password used when connecting to the Subscriber.

Confirm password

Enter the password to confirm the spelling.

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