This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The DistributionPublication2 object exposes the properties of a Distributor's image of a snapshot, transactional, or merge replication publication and extends the functionality of the DistributionPublication object.
The DistributionPublication2 object extends the functionality of the DistributionPublication object for use with features that were introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. It also inherits the properties and methods of the DistributionPublication object.
The methods and properties of the DistributionPublication2 object may not be compatible with instances of SQL Server version 7.0 or earlier. For more information about using the DistributionPublication2 object in an application that also runs with an instance of SQL Server 7.0, refer to the Remarks section for specific methods and properties. For more information, see Programming Extended SQL-DMO Objects.