MSSQL_ENG021331

Message Details

Product Name SQL Server
Event ID 21331
Event Source MSSQLSERVER
Component SQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message Text Failed to copy user script file to the Distributor.(%ls)

Explanation

This error can occur when a subscription is initialized manually, and the scripts generated by replication, or specified in a replication command, cannot be saved to the specified directory. The error can be caused by a permissions issue: when a subscription is initialized without using a snapshot, the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher must have write permissions on the snapshot folder at the Distributor.

User Action

Ensure that the correct path has been specified for the snapshot folder and that the account under which the SQL Server service runs at the Publisher has sufficient permissions.

See Also

Specify the Default Snapshot Location (SQL Server Management Studio)
Errors and Events Reference (Replication)
Initialize a Transactional Subscription Without a Snapshot