I set up Replication in MS SQL Server 2012 Standard edition by using the standard create distributor, create publisher, new publication, new subscriber method in MSSMS. Before I added a DB to be published, it was accessible by my application. As soon as I publish the DB for Replication (Merge), my application says 'write access denied'. I'm using the same username to connect to the DB, nothing really changed other than marking the DB for publication.
What can I do to enable Read/Write access to this DB after publication? I cannot for the life of me figure out what combination of permissions I need, etc. I've tried connecting as a SQL user (sa) with full permissions plus many other things. The DB properties say False when checking the Read Only status.
Any help is greatly appreciated!