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How to Disable Default Out of the Box Workflows in SharePoint?

For some weird reasons, site owner wanted to disable out of the box workflow: Collect Signature from a particular site collection.
sharepoint 2007 disable workflows

In SharePoint 2010, These workflows can be simple activated/deactivated from Site collection features. Refer my post Unable to find OOTB Workflows - Approval, Collect Signatures, Feedback for more info.

But in MOSS, Its little tricky. This workflows(Almost all others too) are deployed as a Feature and lives in 12 Hive.
sharepoint remove default workflows

So we can manually deactivate these features to remove default workflows in SharePoint . Here is how:

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -filename SignaturesWorkflow\Feature.xml -url http://Site-collection-URL

And if you want to enable it back:
stsadm -o activatefeature -filename SignaturesWorkflow\Feature.xml -url http://Site-collection-URL

Here is the screen once deactivated:
sharepoint 2007 disable workflows

How to Disable Default Out of the Box Workflows in SharePoint? How to Disable Default Out of the Box Workflows in SharePoint? Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on 9:29 PM Rating: 5

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