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Transactional Replication Error: Remote Server Does Not Exist

Garland MacNeill takes us through a replication issue:

For the past couple of days, I’ve been working on getting transactional replication set up between a couple of servers in between other projects I’ve been working on. For the last day I kept running into the following error:

“The remote server <“server name”> does not exist, or has not been designated as a valid Publisher, or you may not have permissions to see available Publishers. ” 

Click through for the solution.