I'm trying to setup replication between two SQL Server 2012 instances.

I set up a publication successfully on server1, but then I had a problem when trying to access it from server2, because the only way I can reach server1 is using a fully qualified domain name, e.g. server1.mydomain.com. The Netbios name server1 on its own won't work because these two machines are not on the same subnet.

So I got an error saying I should connect to server1.

To try and get around it I renamed server1 to server1.mydomain.com. But now I can't setup replication. I get the error:

Could not connect to server 'server1' because distributor_admin is not defined as a remote login at the server.

Is there a way to get this working when the two nodes are on different subnets?


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