Today I had to make a new ConfigMgr application for an “old” version of Microsoft Office. I almost forgot how to customize this version of Office, so I just used my normal Office 2013 deployment guide, with the default settings I normally recommend for office 2010 and 2013.
But in Microsoft Oulook 2007 the user also gets an anoying pop-up about RSS feeds, so even if this is an old version of office I’ll share the fix here… (At lest I’ll know where to find the solution, if I get the question again)
To remove (and disable) RSS feeds in Microsoft Office 2007 perform the following steps.
- Start the Office Customization Tool (OCT), by running setup.exe /admin.
- Navigate to Features/Modify user settings/Microsoft Office Outlook 2007/Tools | Account Settings/RSS Feeds, and enable the Turn off RSS feature.
- Save the MSP file, and you should be good to go…
This can also be fixed by using Group Policies or Settings Management, but I always perfer to have my default perfered settings configured directly in each application.