Description: This is an walk through on disabling and enabling SQL Replication when working with Rollup cores in 9.6. Note: How this works on a SQL Cluster may be different.
Select "Disable Publishing and Distribution"
Select "Yes, disable publishing on this server"
On the next screen you select the publications that you want to be dropped. Followed by a screen (below) to confirm disabling.
Note: Replication needs to be installed as an option from the SQL setup application
Right-click "Configure Distribution"
An option will be displayed to choose where the distribution database will be stored. This is usually local to the SQL Server in question and will require a share to be configured as the Rollup/Replication installation document discusses:
Two more confirmation screens on options for distribution are displayed. Before the final option below. Configuration of replication when then begin.