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I am getting this error while creating distribution database. I am trying to setup snapshot replication on sql server 2008

TITLE: Distributor Properties

Could not add distribution database 'distribution'.

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


Could not add the distribution database 'distribution'. This distribution database already exists.
Changed database context to 'master'. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 14119)

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Posted 20-Mar-12 22:00pm
Edited 20-Mar-12 22:01pm
ryanb31 21-Mar-12 8:06am
Have you gone to the url it refers to for help? It tells you what the problem is.

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Solution 1

Hi ,

Check in system databases list , it already the database in the name of distribution.

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