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 ReInitialize method marks a subscription for reinitialization.
Use the ReInitialize method only when the SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) object references a transactional or merge replication subscription.
After using ReInitialize, it may be necessary to update the initial snapshot of the publication. For subscriptions to transactional replication publications configured for automatic synchronization (the PublicationAttributes property of the referencing TransPublication object returns SQLDMOPubAttrib_ImmediateSync), the initial snapshot of the publication must be updated. For all other publication types, it is strongly suggested that the application force an update of the initial snapshot.
Reinitializing a subscription by using the ReInitialize method requires appropriate privilege. The Microsoft SQL Server login used for SQLServer object connection must be a member of the fixed server role sysadmin or fixed database role db_owner in the database referenced by the subscribed-to publication.