Replication Error – Login Failure

Posted: April 23, 2010 in DBA, Replication, SQL Server 2000

When setting up replication you might get an error saying login failed.

This will show up in the SQL Error Logs as:

Login failed for domain\username

Followed by

Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 6

The error code means that a windows log-in was entered in the place of a SQL log-in. In the case I had it was in the Log Agent Reader security.

In the section connect to publisher I had entered a windows service account (although it says quite clearly here: using the following SQL Server Login). I didn’t see this though as I added replication through a script which I had adapted.

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