Setting Up Replication
In general, SQL Server 2000 data replication is exceptionally easy to set up via Enterprise Manager and wizards. However, please be warned: If you use the wizards, be sure to generate SQL scripts for every phase of replication configuration. In a production environment, you most likely will rely heavily on scripts and will not have the luxury of having much time to set up and break down production replication configurations via wizards.
You always will have to define any data replication configuration in the following order:
Create or enable a distributor to enable publishing.
Enable/configure publishing. (A distributor must be designated for a publisher.)
Create a publication and define articles within the publication. ...