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After you set the Enable RSS Feeds option to No on the Web Application General Settings page in SharePoint Portal Server Central Administration, the search result pages still show the RSS icon.
Note RSS options on libraries and lists, such as the View RSS Feed action, are disabled as expected.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this problem, apply hotfix packages 961749 and 961750, and then enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:
Apply one of the following hotfix packages:
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
961749 Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): February 24, 2009
961750 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): February 24, 2009
Enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: