The server id may have manager access but is it set to be a person or server? it won’t let you access as a client if it is set to server.
The replication history is in the server log (log.nsf) and on the database. right click on db icon and select replication/history
The your server needs to see the other server as a tcpip address. This means vpn client is setup on the server to be running all the time. the error idicates that you didn’t load all the network drivers when you installed the server. Whos vpn are you using?
Can you access the remote server and database with a client and user id?