ReplicationServer.UninstallDistributor Method

Uninstalls replication publishing and distribution on the currently connected instance of SQL Server. 

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Rmo.dll)


Public Sub UninstallDistributor ( _
    force As Boolean _
Dim instance As ReplicationServer 
Dim force As Boolean

public void UninstallDistributor(
    bool force
void UninstallDistributor(
    bool force
member UninstallDistributor : 
        force:bool -> unit
public function UninstallDistributor(
    force : boolean


  • force
    Type: System.Boolean
    A Boolean value that specifies whether or not replication objects are removed from the server, even if a remote Distributor cannot be reached. If true, the publishing and Distributor configuration at the current server is uninstalled regardless of whether or not dependent publishing and distribution objects are uninstalled. If false, all dependent publishing and distribution objects are dropped before the Distributor is uninstalled.


Before calling UninstallDistributor, you must first perform the following tasks:

  1. Delete all subscriptions. For more information, see NIB Delete a Push Subscription (RMO Programming) and NIB Delete a Pull Subscription (RMO Programming).

  2. Delete all publications. For more information, see NIB Delete a Publication (RMO Programming).

  3. Drop any distribution databases. For more information, see NIB Disable Publishing and Distribution (RMO Programming).

The UninstallDistributor method can only be called by members of the sysadmin fixed server role.

The UninstallDistributor method is equivalent to executing the sp_dropdistributor (Transact-SQL) stored procedure.



See Also


ReplicationServer Class

Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication Namespace