SQL server 2000 replication

I have a database that is replicated in 2 subscriptions, one merged and one transactional. The replications are up and running and now I want to drop 2 columns that are in one of the replicated table. I am using the MS-SQL built in stored procedure:

exec sp_repldropcolumn @source_object = 'table_name', @column = 'column_name'

but it fails with:

Server: Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 1
Cannot drop the view 'syncobj_0x3046463231323742', because it does not exist in the system catalog.
Server: Msg 6401, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_articlecolumn, Line 701
Cannot roll back articleview. No transaction or savepoint of that name was found.
Server: Msg 21284, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_repldropcolumn, Line 652
Failed to drop column 'column_name' from table 'table_name'.

I am beginner with replication problems, please help.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Unfortunaly in SQL Server 2000 you need to drop replication before deleting column that is being replicated.
I suggest you to script the replication before doing anything so you can recreate replication quickly.

Good luck
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