I am trying to create a new publication. SQL Standard 2008 windows 2008 r2.
I am logged into the sql server management studio on the server that sql is installed.
I have logged into the sql server using the computer name.
I right click on local publications under the replication folder and select new publication.
SQL Server is unable to connect to server 'ServerName'
Additional infromation: Sql Server replication requires the actual server name to make a connection to the server. Connections through a server alias, IP address, or any other alternate name are not supported. Specify the actual server name, 'ServerName'. (Replication.Utilities)
I am putting the computer name of the server name I am on but it still doesn't work. I tried created an alias through the sql configuration. I put an entry in the hosts file point back to itself. I tried changing my computer name and sql server name.