I am using transactional replication to push data from one database to anopther database on a different server. The snapshot, logreader and distribution agents run all on the source server.

However, the distribution agent keeps failing with the following error:

The process could not connect to subsciber.

Looking at the details of this gives more error information:

Specified SQL Server not found.

I am sure that I have configured the Subscriber Properties panel correctly on the source computer. I am using the sa login and password to connect to the subscriber.

Why can't the distributor connect to the subsciber?