SQL Server 2000 provides a Create Publication Wizard to guide when you create a publication. There are many ways you can configure replication in order to fine tune it to your needs
The creation of your publication will probably progress more smoothly if you have already started your SQL Server Agent and the MS DTC Agent before creating the publication.
Following are the steps you can use to create a typical transactional replication publication:
In Enterprise Manager, make sure that you have the correct server selected. Several SQL Servers might be registered in Enterprise Manager. From the Tools menu, select Replication, and click Create and Manage Publications. When the Create and Manage Publications ...