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Enable a Remote Publisher at a Distributor (SQL Server Management Studio)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Enable a Publisher to use a remote Distributor on the Publishers page. This page is available in the Configure Distribution Wizard and the Distributor Properties - <Distributor> dialog box. For more information about using the wizard and accessing the dialog box, see Configure Publishing and Distribution and View and Modify Distributor and Publisher Properties.

To enable a Publisher in the Configure Distribution Wizard

  1. On the Publishers page of the Configure Distribution Wizard, click Add.

  2. Click Add SQL Server Publisher. For information about enabling an Oracle Publisher to use a Distributor, see Create a Publication from an Oracle Database.

  3. In the Connect to Server dialog box, specify connection information for the Publisher that will use the remote Distributor, and then click Connect.

  4. On the Distributor Password page, in the Password and Confirm password text boxes, specify a strong password for the distributor_admin account, which replication uses to connect from the Publisher to the Distributor to perform administrative tasks.

  5. To view and modify settings for a Publisher, click the properties button ().

  6. Click OK.

To enable a Publisher in the Distributor Properties dialog box

  1. On the Publishers page of the Distributor Properties - <Distributor> dialog box, click Add.

  2. Click Add SQL Server Publisher. For information about enabling an Oracle Publisher to use a Distributor, see Create a Publication from an Oracle Database.

  3. In the Connect to Server dialog box, specify connection information for the Publisher that will use the remote Distributor, and then click Connect.

  4. On the Publishers page, in the Password and Confirm password text boxes, specify a strong password for the distributor_admin account, which replication uses to connect from the Publisher to the Distributor to perform administrative tasks.

  5. To view and modify settings for a Publisher, click the properties button ().

  6. Click OK.

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