I've already got replication working across the LAN so I'm comfortable enough with that, (in an amateur kind of way) but I've just made a discovery that might make my life really difficult...
I'm hoping to replicate from one SBS 2K machine to another SBS 2K machine via dial-up. The RAS dial-up connectivity works, but visibility seems to be one way. I can only map drives &c from the machine that initiated the call. From the RAS server, I can't see/map drives on the client that dialled in. If this is not normal/expected behaviour, then I'm guessing that its a trust issue and I started looking at that, only to discover that it seems you can't create inter-domain trusts with SBS. It seems to be a limitation of the SBS version of Windows 2000.
Sooooo......, if my dial-up login credentials aren't enough to give me all I need to get replication happening, I don't know what I'll do.
Fleeing the country comes to mind ... !
I'm going to try replication now and see what happens.
Our setup replicates between serveral servers of which all but one are *not* on a domain. Took a bit of fiddling with IDs (there are several places you have to set user id's and passwords) but it can be done.
OK, cool, so I should be able to get it to work then.
Now for the really silly question ...
How do I actually get to see the server over dial-up so I can setup the subscription? When I establish the dial-up link I can't see the server at the other end using Enterprise Mgr so I can't define the Pull subscription. Should I be able to just register it and it should just work?