HI to all,
I have a small doubt.
1. how to stop the replication.
(Is it disconnecting the publisher from the distributor or what)
There's a big difference between pausing the replication (no db changes, just stopping the synch jobs from occurring) and removing the replication completely (no more RowGUID field on the replicated tables, essentially deleting all information pertaining to the replication setup)
What is it you're trying to achieve by stopping replication? Knowing this might answer whether you simply need to disable the synch jobs, or remove replication