Disable RSS Feed in Outlook 2007 using GPO (Group Policy Object)

First install the 2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool version 2.0 if you haven’t already done so.

In Group Policy Editor navigate to User Configuration -> Polices -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 -> Tools | Account Settings -> RSS Feeds

-Default RSS Feeds -> Set to Disabled
-Synchronize Outlook RSS Feeds with Common Feed List -> Set to Disabled
-Turn off RSS Feature -> Enabled

After all these are set you can reboot the workstations or force a GPO update by using gpupdate /force

By disabling RSS feeds you are cleaning up space on your Exchange store and speeding up your users outlook. I recommend doing this in any business.

2 Comments

  1. Marcos

    Am i to do this on just the exchange server? Domain controller? Or on every terminal server?

    1. Chris Titus

      The Domain Controller that pushes out your group policy. GPOs populate across your domain depending on where you create them in GPO editor. You can limit the GPO to a specific group of users / computers / domains in a forest / operating systems / etc…

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