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

For some weird reasons, the 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 simply activated/deactivated from Site collection features. Refer my post Unable to find OOTB Workflows – Approval, Collect Signatures, Feedback for more info.

But in MOSS, It’s a little tricky. These 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 https://Site-collection-URL

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

Here is the screen once deactivated:

sharepoint 2007 disable workflows

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