- Connect to a standalone Administration Service.
- Promote the Administration Service database server to Publisher.
To connect to the Administration Service, use the instructions provided earlier in this chapter (see Connecting to the Administration Service).
Once connected to the Administration Service, perform the following steps to promote the Administration Server database server to Publisher:
- In the console tree, navigate to the Configuration/Server Configuration/Configuration Databases container.
- In the details pane, right-click the database and click Promote.
After you click Promote, it takes several minutes to complete the operation. When the operation is completed, the new replication group has a single member—the Publisher. Once the replication group has been created, you can add replication partners—Subscribers.
If Active Roles does not have sufficient rights to perform the Promote operation on SQL Server, then the Active Roles console prompts you to supply an alternative account for that operation (see “Permissions for creating or removing the Publisher” in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide).