Sql-server – SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

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So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm.

When setting up the subscription at the subscriber, during the wizard step where to add the SQL Server subscriber, I get that error :

For merge publications, the version of the Subscriber must not exceed the version of the Publisher.

I read that SQL Server 2012 publishing supported 2008 and above subscribers.

Any ideas ?

Best Answer

It seems That this Problem is due to the SSMS versions. What you could do is create the subscription by right clicking on the Publication.

I assume you are using SQL 2012 as Distributor/Publisher & 2008 as Subscriber.