Synchronize Subscriptions (Replication)
Applies To: SQL Server 2016
Subscriptions are synchronized by replication agents. The Distribution Agent synchronizes subscriptions to transactional and snapshot publications, and the Merge Agent synchronizes subscriptions to merge publications. You can use SQL Server Management Studio, replication stored procedures, and Replication Management Objects (RMO) to synchronize subscriptions and to control synchronization behavior. The following topics describe how synchronize subscriptions and specify synchronization options.