Symptoms

Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 Merge Replication. There is a cross database dependency present in any of the published database objects, with same schema name and object name. In this scenario, you receive the following errors:

The schema script '<FileName>.sch' could not be propagated to the subscriber.
The process could not read file "<pathname>\<FileName>.sch'' due to OS error 2.

Cause

The issue occurs because SQL Server Snapshot Agent sometimes returns wrong database for certain dependencies if there is a cross database dependency present in any of the published database objects.

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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