Disable/Enable replication for replica DB when updating ConfigMgr

SCCMentor - Paul Winstanley

When installing any ConfigMgr update, and you are running replica Management Points, then you need to disable the replication between the site database and replica DB’s before installing the update.

The Microsoft documentation mentions this but glosses over the subject with no real guidance on how this is achieved.


‘Upgrades to System Center Configuration Manager: Before you upgrade a site from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to System Center Configuration Manager, you must disable database replicas for management points. After your site upgrades, you can reconfigure the database replicas for management points.’

The following blog post takes you though the process from start to finish.

Disabling replication

Open up SQL Management Studio on the site database server . Connect to the Database Engine and then navigate to the Replication node in the Object Explorer. Right click and select ‘Disable Publishing and Distribution’.


Click Next


Select ‘Yes, disable publishing…

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