Applies To: SQL Server 2016
|Product Name||SQL Server|
|Component||SQL Server Database Engine|
|Message Text||Failed to create a sub-directory under the replication working directory.(%ls)|
This error can occur when a subscription is initialized manually, and there is a problem creating the directory in which replication scripts are stored. The error can be caused by a permissions issue: when a subscription is initialized without using a snapshot, the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher must have write permissions on the snapshot folder at the Distributor.
Ensure that the correct path has been specified for the snapshot folder and that the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher has sufficient permissions.