How to delete OOB Announcements list from the SharePoint Site ?

Announcements list template in SharePoint is installed as a feature with feature id 00bfea71-d1ce-42de-9c63-a44004ce0104. If you run the following command, the announcements section will get eloped from "Communications" section

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsdm -o deactivatefeature -id 00bfea71-d1ce-42de-9c63-a44004ce0104 -url "http://brs2r04-16:7000/sites/TestSite"

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If you would like to bring it back , then you need to run the command stsadm command with activate feature :-

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>sts

dm -o deactivatefeature -id 00bfea71-d1ce-42de-9c63-a44004ce0104 -url "http://brs2r04-16:7000/sites/TestSite"

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Here are the feature IDs of other List Templates :-

Libraries

Feature ID

List Template

Document Library

00bfea71-e717-4e80-aa17-d0c71b360101

101

Form Library

00bfea71-1e1d-4562-b56a-f05371bb0115

115

Wiki Page Library

00bfea71-c796-4402-9f2f-0eb9a6e71b18

119

Picture Library

00bfea71-52d4-45b3-b544-b1c71b620109

109

Data Connection Library

00bfea71-dbd7-4f72-b8cb-da7ac0440130

130

Translation Management Library

29d85c25-170c-4df9-a641-12db0b9d4130

1300

Slide Library

0be49fe9-9bc9-409d-abf9-702753bd878d

2100

Report Library

2510d73f-7109-4ccc-8a1c-314894deeb3a

433

Communications

Feature ID

List Template

Announcements

00bfea71-d1ce-42de-9c63-a44004ce0104

104

Contacts

00bfea71-7e6d-4186-9ba8-c047ac750105

105

Discussion Board

00bfea71-6a49-43fa-b535-d15c05500108

108

Tracking

Feature ID

List Template

Links

00bfea71-2062-426c-90bf-714c59600103

103

Calendar

00bfea71-ec85-4903-972d-ebe475780106

106

Tasks

00bfea71-a83e-497e-9ba0-7a5c597d0107

107

Project Tasks

00bfea71-513d-4ca0-96c2-6a47775c0119

150

Issue tracking

00bfea71-5932-4f9c-ad71-1557e5751100

1100

Survey

00bfea71-eb8a-40b1-80c7-506be7590102

102

Custom Lists

Feature ID

List Template

Custom List

00bfea71-de22-43b2-a848-c05709900100

100

Custom List in Datasheet View

00bfea71-3a1d-41d3-a0ee-651d11570120

120

Language and Translators

29d85c25-170c-4df9-a641-12db0b9d4130

1301

KPI List

065c78be-5231-477e-a972-14177cc5b3c7

432

Import Spread Sheet