Hi @SQLRocker ,
> Pretty much i wanted to know if 'distributor_admin' can be disabled with repl where distributor is remote
No, it can’t be disabled.
Distributor_admin is a SQL Server login account which is used by the repl_distributor linked server (remote server) in SQL Server replication. This login is created on the Distributor Server and the administrator specifies the password for the distributor_admin login (for the Remote Distributor Server). The same password is then needed at the remote publisher when distribution is configured from the remote publisher server. This helps in securing the Distributor Server so that none of the servers in the topology can use the Distributor Server for distribution purpose without specifying the distributor_admin password. Therefore, the distributor_admin password works as a key for the Publisher Server to enable itself to use the remote server as its distributor server.
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