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SQL Server

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SQL Server Database Engine

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Could not drop the distribution database '%s'. This distributor database is associated with a Publisher.

The distribution database stores metadata and history data for all types of replication and transactions for transactional replication. This error occurs if you attempt to drop a distribution database that is associated with one or more Publishers.

To drop a distribution database you must first drop the association between the Distributor and the Publisher. For more information, see sp_dropdistpublisher (Transact-SQL).

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