Setting Up PCS Axis : Setting Up PCS Axis : Setting Options : Setting Synchronization Options

Setting Synchronization Options
The following procedure explains how to set property settings for Synchronization in system Options. If you want to disable Synchronization, see Disabling Synchronization.
Complete the following steps:
Click Tools > Options > Synchronization to open the synchronization property settings window (Figure 3-14).
Figure 3-14. Synchronization
Default Subscription Database Name: This property setting identifies the default name applied to all subscription databases when setting up subscribers in Configure Subscription (Tools > Configure Subscription). If you want to use a different default name, type a name in this field.
Note: You also have the option to use a different name than the default when setting up each subscription database. See Configuring a Subscription for more information if needed.
Subscription Expiration Warning Threshold: This property setting applies to all subscription databases that have not synchronized with the publication database within the publication retention period.
The warning threshold is the number of days before a subscription expires that a warning message displays indicating the subscriber must synchronize their subscription database. The default value is 10 days. To change the default setting, type a value in this field.
Important: Publication retention period is also referred to as subscription expiration period. A subscription becomes expired (obsolete) when the subscriber does not synchronize their subscription database with the publication database within the publication retention period. An expired subscription must be re-initialized at the publisher (network server with publication database).

The publication retention period is set in the field Subscription expiration in the General page when using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). See Confirming Share Folder Access for more information.
Synchronization User Group Name: This property setting identifies your company’s domain name and the name of the local domain user group set up for PCS Axis on the central database server. If needed, contact your company’s IT System Administrator for this information. When entering the Synchronization User Group Name, format the information as shown in the following example:
Example: Domain Name\User Group Name
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