Long time no ask! But now I am getting into SQL Server merge replication (SQL 2008 R2).
I got a simple scenario working very well but it used my windows domain account for everything. So I took the Microsoft tutorials about secure replication with local accounts for all the agents and setting a share on the snapshot folder.
Got it all set up (in SSMS), created a publication, went to start the snapshot agent (security: repl_snapshot account) and, well, it's still starting the agent 24 hours later. I go to stop it, and I get an error saying it can't stop it because it isn't running.
It may well be a permissions issue, but tbh I'm lost.
Two problems - 1) to stop the snapshot agent and 2) to get it running OK.
Any ideas welcome.