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a red x on the Replication Monitor.

Hi, I have an application that use a stupid replication with source and target database on the same server. Now I want to test my restore plan and I want to use a dev server. Every time when I want to install replication a red x sign appear on the Replication Monitor.
I don#%92t have this problem on the prod server. Somebody can tell me where the mistake is.
The only one difference that I see is that I use win 2000 professional on the dev server and win 2003 on the prod server. Many thanks!

i guess u need to use a win2000 server rather than professional to monitor that process… Regards
You must ensure to use similar versions of SQL & Operating systems within the replication, sometime it may lead to the troubles which are a simple ones but takes ages to resolve. Replication Monitor is activated as a component of a server in SQL Server Enterprise Manager only when the server is enabled as a Distributor and the current user is a member of the sysadmin fixed server role. All replication agents must be scheduled through SQL Server Agent. Replication and Replication Monitor will not work unless SQL Server Agent is running.
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