I'm using SSMS 2014 for SQL Server 2008 R2.

Why don't I see 'configure distribution' when I right-click on Replication?

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I found that the distribution and publication wasn't correctly disabled. When I tried to run the disable the publishing and Distribution (as seen in my image above) I was getting an error that the process couldn't complete because the distribution database was still in use. so I used

SELECT spid FROM sys.sysprocesses WHERE dbid = db_id('distribution')

to find the spid that was using it and then used

KILL <the spid>

I was then able to fully disable the publishing and Distribution and now I do see the configure distribution option. enter image description here

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