Sql Server 2005 replication monitor shows publication that has been deleted

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Last Modified: 2012-04-12
SQL Server replication monitor shows publication that has been deleted\dropped.  How can I make this publication disappear from the Replication Monitor?
Question by:dfr031260
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Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 37825968
Have you tried using sp_droppublication ?

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ID: 37827678
exec sp_droppublication @publication='MergeRepl_scds_pro_test09'

Msg 14013, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_MSrepl_droppublication, Line 86
This database is not enabled for publication.

The publication is still in the replication monitor
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Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 37830545
What about sp_removedbreplication ?
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Author Comment

ID: 37834463
Yes and I also tried:
exec sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication 'MergeRepl_scds_pro_test09','scds_pro

As you can see from the attached image, the publication is in the monitor, but there is nothing associated with it AND there is no publication associated with it either...SMH
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Accepted Solution

Anthony Perkins earned 1140 total points
ID: 37835508
Here is what I have done in the past:
1. Create a dummy publication with the same name (just one article).
2. Now drop it.

Author Comment

ID: 37838931
Will try this right now...Get back to you in 15 minutes or less

Author Comment

ID: 37839020
NICE!!!! It worked

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37839028
Nice work!

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