From: Rick on
My distribution server failed. Because of that my publishing database log
file will not shrink because it is waiting to push out the transactions. I
re-set up the distributer, all linked servers and logins. I still get the
error below when I try to drop or do anything that matter to make
replicxation work.

Any Suggestions?

Msg 18482, Level 14, State 1, Line 1
Could not connect to server 'Distributer' because 'TPublisher' is not
defined as a remote server. Verify that you have specified the correct server
name. .