Configuring Your Publication for Web Synchronization
Whew! After all these steps you will be happy to know that configuring your publication for web synchronization involves two steps. Connect to your SQL Server using SSMS, expand the Replication folder, expand Local Publication, right-click on your merge publication and select Properties. Click on the FTP Snapshot and Internet tab, and check Allow Subscribers To Synchronize By Connecting To A Web Server. At the very bottom of the dialog box, enter the path to your Web Server and its virtual directory. The path should look like this: https://MyServerName.MyDomainName.com/MyVirtualDirectory
This dialog box is illustrated in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Publication Properties dialog box, illustrating the FTP Snapshot and Internet tab
Make sure that you test your publication setup by navigating in IE to the path:
Your web server will return a status page that will be helpful for diagnosing any configuration errors.