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How to: View Information and Perform Tasks for a Publisher (Replication Monitor)

Replication Monitor provides the following tabs that display information about the selected Publisher:

  • Publications

    This tab displays information about all publications at the selected Publisher.

  • Subscription Watch List

    This tab is intended to display information about subscriptions from all publications available at the selected Publisher that have errors, warnings, or the poorest performance. This tab is not displayed for Distributors running versions prior to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

  • Agents tab

    This tab displays detailed information about the agents and jobs that are used by all types of replication. The tab also allows you to start and stop each agent and job.

To view more information about the options on each tab, click the tab in the right pane, and then click Help on the menu bar. For information about starting Replication Monitor, see How to: Start Replication Monitor (Replication Monitor).

To view information and perform tasks for a Publisher

  1. Expand a Publisher group in the left pane, and then click a Publisher.

  2. To view information about all publications, click the Publications tab.

  3. To view information about subscriptions, click the Subscription Watch List tab. You can also access more detailed information and perform tasks from this tab:

    • To view detailed information about the agent associated with a subscription, right-click the subscription, and then click View Details.

    • To view the properties of a subscription, right-click the subscription, and then click Properties.

    • To synchronize a push subscription, right-click the subscription, and then click Start Synchronizing.

    • To reinitialize a subscription, right-click the subscription, and then click Reinitialize Subscription.

  4. To view information about agents, click the Agents tab. You can also access more detailed information and perform tasks on this tab:

    • To view detailed information about an agent (such as informational messages and any error messages), right-click the agent, and then click View Details.

    • To view detailed information about the job that runs the agent (such as the schedule, job step details, and so on), right-click the agent, and then click Properties.

    • To manage profiles for the agent, right-click the agent, and then click Agent Profile. For more information, see How to: Work with Replication Agent Profiles (SQL Server Management Studio).

    • To start an agent that is not running, right-click the agent, and then click Start Agent.

    • To stop an agent that is running, right-click the agent, and then click Stop Agent.

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