sp_dropanonymousagent (Transact-SQL)

Drops an anonymous agent for replication monitoring at the distributor from the Publisher. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on any database.

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sp_dropanonymousagent [ @subid= ] sub_id    , [ @type= ] type


  • [ **@subid=**\] sub_id
    Is the global identifier for an anonymous subscription. sub_id is uniqueidentifier, with no default. This identifier can be retrieved at the Subscriber using sp_helppullsubscription. The value in the subid field of the returned result set is this global identifier.

  • [ **@type=**\] type
    Is the type of subscription. type is int, with no default. Valid values are 1 or 2. Specify 1, if snapshot replication or transactional replication using the Distribution Agent. Specify 2, if merge replication using the Merge Agent.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_dropanonymousagent is used in all types of replication.

This stored procedure is used to drop anonymous subscription agents only and cannot be used to drop well-known subscriptions.


Only members of the db_owner fixed database role in the distribution database can execute sp_dropanonymousagent.