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SQL replication with Remote SQL server

Last Modified: 2013-11-05

I am trying to create MSSQL 2008 replication on my local MSSQL server to remote SQL server(server is in data center). The remote MSSQL 2008 server has SQL 2008 express edition installed (subscriber role for replication). I tried to add subscriber from my local MSSQL server but I received following error:

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, 'myremotemachinename\SQLEXPRESS'. (Replication.Utilities)

How can I add my remote SQL server as a subscriber in my local MSSQL server? The name of my remote MSSQL server is just machine name i.e. "Dev-machine" and it can't be resolved by name worldwide.

Is it possible to add remote MSSQL server as a subscriber?


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