I'm trying to replicate a db between 2 2k5 sql boxes. My first problem is that I cannot install Management Studio on my one sql box because it says it's already there, yet when you go to start-programs-sql..- all you see is config tools. I ran setup from CD2 several times chose books, online, etc.. and client tools and get that error. Secondly, I'm trying to create my subscriber sql box (the same one mentioned above) to pull replicate from my distributor but I keep getting an error saying: "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is unable to access replication components because replication is not installed on this instance of SQL Server. For information about installing replication, see the topic Installing Replication in SQL Server Books Online. SQL Server replication requires the actual server name to make a connection to the server. Connections through a server alias, IP address, or any other alternate name are not supported. Specify the actual server name, 'SQL2005'. (Replication.Utilities)" What does that mean?