SharePoint 2010–Disabling Enterprise Features

So you turned on Enterprise features…. now you need to go back to Standard because lets face it, not everyone needs to pay for Enterprise…. so what is involved in disabling Enterprise features?  It’s actually pretty straight forward.
 
To remove the Enterprise Feature from all Sites and Site Collections and your farm, please perform the following steps:

  1. Create a list of all the Site Collection and Sub sites that are using the enterprise feature "Office SharePoint Server Enterprise Feature".
  2. Then either run the following command or batch it using one of the following commands.
    1. For Site Collections
      1. Stsadm –o deactivatefeature –id "8581a8a7-cf16-4770-ac54-260265ddb0b2" –url <URL of Site Collection>
    2. For Sub Sites
      1. Stsadm –o deactivatefeature –id "0806d127-06e6-447a-980e-2e90b03101b8"-url <URL of Subsite>
  3. After running the command or batch I would then go thru and insure you have removed the feature from all Site Collection and Sub sites
  4. Navigate to the Farm Features page in Central Admin -> Applications, and then disable the farm-level Office SharePoint Server Enterprise Feature

As always, perform a full backup of the farm before disabling these features by using the Backup-Farm commandlet

Backup-SPFarm -Directory <BackupFolder> -BackupMethod {Full | Differential} [-Verbose]

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