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sp_changedistpublisher (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

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).

Changes the properties of the distribution Publisher. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_changedistpublisher [ @publisher = ] 'publisher'
    [ , [ @property = ] 'property' ]
    [ , [ @value = ] 'value' ]

[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'

Is the Publisher name. publisher is sysname, with no default.

[ @property= ] 'property'

Is a property to change for the given Publisher. property is sysname and can be one of these values.

[ @value= ] 'value'

Is the value for the given property. value is nvarchar(255), with a default of NULL.

This table describes the properties of Publishers and the values for those properties.

Property

Values

Description

active

true

Activates the Publisher.

 

false

Deactivates the publisher

distribution_db

 

Name of the distribution database.

login

 

Login name.

password

 

Strong password for the supplied login.

security_mode

1

Use Windows Authentication when connecting to the Publisher. This cannot be changed for a non-Microsoft SQL Server publisher.

 

0

Use SQL Server Authentication when connecting to the Publisher. This cannot be changed for a non-SQL Server publisher.

working_directory

 

Working directory used to store data and schema files for the publication.

NULL (default)

 

All available property options are printed.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_changedistpublisher is used in all types of replication.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_changedistpublisher.

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