How to: View Information and Perform Tasks for the Agents Associated With a Publication (Replication Monitor)
Replication Monitor provides the Agents tab, which includes information about the agents associated with the selected publication. The Distribution Agent and Merge Agent are associated with subscriptions; for more information, see How to: View Information and Perform Tasks for the Agents Associated With a Subscription (Replication Monitor).
This tab displays information about the following agents:
The Snapshot Agent, which is used by all publications.
The Log Reader Agent, which is used by all transactional publications.
The Queue Reader Agent, which is used by transactional publications enabled for queued updating subscriptions.
To view more information about the options on this tab, click Help on the menu bar. For information about starting Replication Monitor, see How to: Start Replication Monitor (Replication Monitor).
To view information and perform tasks for the agents associated with a publication
Expand a Publisher group in the left pane, expand a Publisher, and then click a publication.
Click the Agents tab to view information about agents. You can also access more detailed information and perform tasks on this tab:
To view detailed information about an agent (such as informational messages and any error messages), right-click the agent, and then click View Details.
To view detailed information about the job that runs the agent (such as the schedule, job step details, and so on), right-click the agent, and then click Properties.
To manage profiles for the agent, right-click the agent, and then click Agent Profile. For more information, see How to: Work with Replication Agent Profiles (SQL Server Management Studio).
To start an agent that is not running, right-click the agent, and then click Start Agent.
To stop an agent that is running, right-click the agent, and then click Stop Agent.