I'd tried to disable the publishing service on my local 10.3 instance by doing the following:

  1. Locate the Sitecore.Publishing.Service.*.config files and change the file extension to .disabled. The files can be found in the following folders:
    • Sitecore XP 8.2: the /App_Config/Include folder.
    • Sitecore XP 9.0: the /App_Config/Modules/PublishingService folder.
  2. Switch to the Core database and rename the /sitecore/system/Aliases/Applications/Publish item to PublishDisabled.

But was getting this error:

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It turns out that for 10.2 and above you need to take some additional steps to remove the dlls and .dat file:

For Sitecore XP 10.2 and later versions:

  1. Disable Sitecore.Publishing.Service.*.config files in /App_Config/Modules/PublishingService folder
  2. Remove Sitecore.Publishing.Service.*.dll from /bin folder
  3. Remove items.core.sps.dat from /sitecore modules/items/core folder.

more info here: https://support.sitecore.com/kb?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0154093

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