sp_update_agent_profile (Transact-SQL)

Updates the profile used by a replication agent. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

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sp_update_agent_profile [@agent_type=] agent_type, [ @agent_id= ] agent_id, [ @profile_id= ] profile_id

[@agent_type =] 'agent_type'

Is the type of agent. agent_type is int, with no default, and can be one of these values.

Value Description


Snapshot Agent.


Log Reader Agent.


Distribution Agent.


Merge Agent.


Queue Reader Agent.

[@agent_id=] agent_id

Is the ID of the agent. agent_id is int, with no default.

[@profile_id=] profile_id

Is the ID of the profile that the agent should use. profile_id is int, with no default. To view a list of profiles defined for each agent, use sp_help_agent_profile (Transact-SQL). For more information about system profiles, see Replication Agent Profiles.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_update_agent_profile is used in all types of replication.

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

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