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I have a really strange behaviour, I'm working with SharePoint 2007 and I have a feature web application scoped, and i don't want it automatically being activated on deploying the solution, but it still does although I set this properties to false:

ActivateOnDefault="FALSE" AutoActivateInCentralAdmin="FALSE" 

Here is the full xml of the feature

<Feature Id="EDFD660C-34BA-4c73-9928-AC8255352D834" Title="Workflows" Description="Activates my workflows" ActivateOnDefault="FALSE" AutoActivateInCentralAdmin="FALSE" Scope="WebApplication" Version="1.0.1.0" Hidden="FALSE" DefaultResourceFile="core" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/" ReceiverAssembly="sharepoint, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d27a514ec27d3231" ReceiverClass="sharepoint.WorkflowFeature">
  <ElementManifests>
    <ElementManifest Location="elements.xml" />
  </ElementManifests>
</Feature>

Anyone has any idea, why it is still activated after deployement?

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I noticed this behaviour also, please deactivate the feature from site collection first, then retract/remove solution and reinstall, if at the time of retraction the feature is active and you install the feature again, the feature gets activated upon installation

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I'm not sure if it will fix, i think i did this before and it was the same, but i'll retest later, now i have another issue which doesnt allow me to test –  Shkipper Nov 22 '12 at 15:13

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