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Change it to a pull subscription, and watch for the SQL Agent job to stop. When it stops the snapshot has been applied. Or you could get really creative and setup a linked server to the distributor if you want to keep it as a pull subscription and watch for the job on the distributor to stop.
I've not set up Merge Replication before but I do have a fair amount of experience working with Transactional and Snapshot Replication. This gets me every time I set up a new Subscription or Publication. Make sure your passwords are correct. I will typically get this same type error every single time, then I have to go and test to make sure they are ...
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