Trying to replicate a server database (SQL Server Standard 2017) to a laptop (SQL Server Express 2017), following the steps outlined by Microsoft in the online tutorial " Tutorial: Configure replication between a server and mobile clients (merge)."
The PCs are connected on a workgroup, no domain. The problem arises when I try to create the merge subscription on the server PC. As instructed, I use the account <Subscriber_ Machine_Name>\repl_merge
When I try to accept the creation of this new subscription, I get an error telling me that the sql server proxy <Subscriber_ Machine_Name>\repl_merge is not a valid user 14529
The user <Subscriber_ Machine_Name>\repl_merge is a Windows user on the laptop, and is a security login to the installation of SQL Server Express.
Any assistance with this error greatly appreciated.