Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Product NameSQL Server
Event ID14121
ComponentSQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message TextCould not drop the Distributor '%s'. This Distributor has associated distribution databases.

A SQL Server instance that is configured as a Distributor cannot be removed from the role of Distributor because there are distribution databases associated with the instance. This error occurs if you attempt to drop a distribution database that is associated with one or more Publishers.

To find the names of any Publishers and distribution databases associated with this Distributor, execute sp_helpdistpublisher (Transact-SQL) from any database on the Distributor.

Execute sp_dropdistributiondb (Transact-SQL) for any distribution databases associated with this Distributor. After all distribution database associations are removed, you can disable distribution.

Errors and Events Reference (Replication)
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