This is one feature you are likely to disable sooner or later. Very recently I saw the first template pop up in SharePoint when you click on More Options to create content.

Back in the days when SharePoint 2010 was in beta and I happened to be at the Ignite Training in Bangalore, I had come across few features that I wanted to disable – for fun!

This is one of them – disabling the download from Office.com feature at the farm level, so you don’t have site owners downloading these templates and creating sites using this site template.

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Well, this post in the draft folder finally saw the light of the day only because I saw this question pop-up on the TechNet Forums and I decided to finish this post at the same time as answering the question on the forum.

Solution

First get the features on the farm

get-spfeature | sort displayname

You will see "DownloadFromOfficeDotCom"

Take note of the -identity

Now to disable the feature

disable-spfeature –identity

 

That’s it! No more Office.com templates for SharePoint

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There is one more feature that I had saved in drafts and will finally go live next week…

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