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"cannot find the path specified" when setting up replication

When trying to setup relplication for SQL i am getting the following
"The system cannot find the path specified"

The problem is when trying to run: sp_adddistributiondb
line 434: RAISERROR (14113, 16, -1, @osql_cmd, 'instdist.out')

The details...
Win 2003 STANDARD edition
Local Admin account (windows)

( C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\DATA ) exists and is

Free space on c:\ is 4.06 GB
Free on d:\ is 50+ and h: is 70+

Am able to write/read from registry

I have found SOME information (below), but im just not sure what it
does and if it will help.

c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>snapshot -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>replmerg -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>distrib -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>logread -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>qrdrsvc -RegServer

What should i be looking for, have i given enough information,

CAN anyone give me a run down on what SQL is trying to do here???

Cheers drew.

Nov 29 '06 #1
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