Determines whether a Distributor is installed on a server. This stored procedure is executed at the computer where the Distributor is being looked for, on any database.
Any user can execute sp_get_distributor. A non-NULL result set is returned when this stored procedure is executed by members of the db_owner or replmonitor fixed database roles on the distribution database, or members of the db_owner fixed database role on at least one published database. A non-NULL result set is also returned when this stored procedure is executed by users in the publication access list (PAL) of at least one published database, or in the PAL of the distribution database for a non-SQL Server Publisher, can also execute sp_get_distributor.