In Replication Monitor, the main window and detail windows (those windows launched from the main window) can be refreshed automatically or manually. To refresh a window manually, press F5. By default, the main window is refreshed automatically every five seconds; the rate can be customized for each Publisher.
The data displayed in Replication Monitor is queried from a cache; for information about the relationship between the cache and refreshing Replication Monitor, see Caching, Refresh, and Replication Monitor Performance. For information about starting Replication Monitor, see Start the Replication Monitor.
To set refresh options for Replication Monitor
Right-click a Publisher in the left pane of Replication Monitor, and then click Publisher Settings.
In the Publisher Settings dialog box, set the Auto refresh and Refresh rate options. The Auto refresh setting affects the main window in Replication Monitor. The Refresh rate setting also affects any detail windows that are set to refresh automatically (changes to the setting only affect the detail windows opened after the change).
To specify that a detail window should automatically refresh
Open a detail window in Replication Monitor. For example:
Expand a Publisher group in the left pane, expand a Publisher, and then click a publication.
Click the All Subscriptions tab.
Right-click a subscription, and then click View Details.
In the Subscription <SubscriptionName> detail window, click Action, and then click Auto Refresh. The refresh rate is determined by the Refresh rate setting in the Publisher Settings dialog box.