A feature-activation is a process which makes a feature active programatically, using power shell or through a web interface. A feature needs to be active in order to be used.

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Error with site collection daily resource usage quota

Recently I've added an event receiver to a sandbox feature, but since I added it, whenever I try to deploy the feature, I always get the message Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': ...
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Change GUID in lookup column

I have a sandbox solution in SharePoint . I have created number of site columns, Content Types , list definitions and list instances. Everything has individual feature. For Ex: Site column ...
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Sandbox solution getting error on on prem

Sandbox solution gives me error : Unhandled exception was thrown by the sandboxed code wrapper’s Execute method in the partial trust app domain: An unexpected error has occurred from below ...
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Activate site scoped solution programmatically

I have a requirement to Activate/Deactivate Site Scoped Feature. I need to Activate/Deactivate on sites. I did deploy it and when I try to add it to a site collection an exception appear. This's the ...
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Permission Feature activation/deactvation. How do I reset default permissions again?

Basically what I want to do is give admin the ability to lock an aspx for certain users through a read-only permission feature, so they can't upload/remove documents if the "case" is closed. The ...
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Feature activation running slowly on one environment

We have 3 farms, Dev, QA, and Production. Feature activations are running very slowly on the QA environment only. I have a custom feature that deploys files out to the style library and changes the ...
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Prevent / Revert Feature Activation on Exception

I have a custom feature. In the FeatureActivated event receiver, I am trying to check if the user is a Term Store Administrator or not and if not, I am throwing an SPException. I actually don't want ...
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How to speed up feature re-activation?

Upgrading my solution in production takes forever and I'm looking for ways to improve the typical feature reactivation upgrade scenario. What actually goes on in the features vary greatly and I'm ...
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Enterprise Collection Features (Specifically Infopath Forms) will not activate

I am trying to implement the Enterprise Site Collection feature set on my school's SharePoint 2013 Enterprise implementation, but when I go into Site Settings -> Site Collection Features and ...
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Activating a Web-scoped Feature using SharePoint 2010 CSOM fails with ArgumentException on featDefScope

I'm trying to activate a Web-scoped feature using the Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010. The code works when activating a feature in SharePoint 2013, but when run against SharePoint 2010, I get ...
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Can't see feature on my webApplication

I did a solution for a SPJobDefinition. Feature scope is WebApplication as required. I have event featureActivated but when i deploy solution. When i go to CA -> Manage WebApplication -> select one ...
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Transfer custom web template to new site, features not activated-Sharepoint 2013

I have a web template created in site collection A and have been requested to copy that web template to site collection B. To do this, I downloaded the web template solution by going to the solutions ...
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Access denied during TimerJob activation

I have a custom timer job that kicks off a workflow on a items in a Custom list. When trying to activate it I encounter this error: 09/08/2015 11:16:26.93 w3wp.exe (0x1B170) ...
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Modify SharePoint Quicklaunch on Feature Activation

i want to edit the SharePoint Quicklaunch. I put the following code into the Feature Activated EventReceiver. SPNavigationNodeCollection nodeCollection = spWeb.Navigation.QuickLaunch; ...
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Site Feature Activation

I have a sharepoint list that creates a subsite once approved. I need to activate a feature via the workflow rest call. I have built the following dictionaries Headers: Accept: ...
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Feature activation powershell commands for SP 2010 to 2013 migration

I heard there is a new Feature activation Powershell command which is used for migration of customization from SP 2010 to 2013. Has any one used these command in real-time? Can we depend on this ...
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Reprecussions of deactivating or force activating SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature

I am receiving an error when I try to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature on a sub-site: Content type '0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF39' ...
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Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing - is this possible to do this automatically in O365?

Is it possible to Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing in the O365 environment using workflow, a web service or a combination of workflow/web service or any other way? We have a ...
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How to update spjob

I've a solution sharepoint 2010 for a job that i want to update. So i did in powershell an update-spsolution and restart sharepoint timer job For testing, i changed the start hour in event of my job. ...
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Couldn't activate my feature because my ClientTag had reached 32767

While deploying my solution in visual studio in my development environment I came across a very strange issue. While uploading some master pages defined in my an Elements.xml file, the deployment ...
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SharePoint PickerTreeView throwing null exception

When clicking the browse button for selection of document library or site null exception error occurs. This is the url of the popup that opens: ...
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V.S. 2013: Problems with Feature

I have a problem with the features. When i double-click the Feature1, I get an error : Sequence contains no matching data. I tried deleting the directory ...
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Feature not activating, til 2nd attempt, no error

I have a custom feature that, when activated, alters a document library (adds content types, sets up views, attaches a workflow). For some reason, the first time I activate the feature nothing seems ...
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Object Reference Error when trying to check for activated features using windows forms app

var feature = spSite.Features.SingleOrDefault(sf => sf.Definition.DisplayName.ToLower().Equals(strFeatureName));//Error block if (feature != null)//if feature is activated { ...
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How to deactivate the delegate control feature after its first load?

I have created a delegate control and it works fine. Inside this delegate control I add a webpart to the welcome page. Thats it! After this action I would like to deactivate the delegate control ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified argument was out of the range of valid values

I've been working o a Timerjob project. All of a sudden, when I try to deploy the solution from VS, I got this error: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified ...
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Cannot set unknown member 'LookupSPListItem.ItemId'. Error on Workflow Feature Activation

I have a SP 2013 workflow feature that needs activation, when I perform the stsadm command and get the below mentioned error: Microsoft.Workflow.Client.ActivityValidationException: Workflow XAML ...
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'useragent not available file operations may not be optimized' error when activating SP 2013 workflow feature

I have a staging environment where I restored a Production backup file. The site works fine. However when I deploy my custom SP 2013 workflow and activate the workflow feature, I get the below ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I have added following code under feature activation method: The scope of feature is: Site public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { try ...
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Lookup column, using one or two features?

I have 2 lists with a lookup column. I'm thinking about 2 choices. Even putting them in the same feature or separate them in 2 features. My question is : Does putting the lists in the same feature in ...
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Activate features by code when site created -Onet.xml

I created a new sub site from custom site template. I deployed my custom web template to this site collection. I create a new site and select my custom web template. But I dont understand, why I need ...
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Always i have to manually deactivate and activate feature manually?

I have a feature scoped to web. Every time i deploy my wsp using visual studio i have to manually go to the site feature and deactive and active feature to see my latest changes. Is there any setting ...
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WorkflowHistoryList feature not activating

I'm trying to attach a standard Approval Workflow 2010 to a document library however the powershell script I am using is throwing an exception in the follownig spot: # Create Workflow History list if ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Feature': Could not load file or assembly

I have an itemAdding event that I am trying to add to a custom content type (inherits from Document). During activation I get the following error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate ...
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Problems breaking inheritance and giving permission to manager

By using feature stapling we activate a feature that creates a custom list on a users profile in my site web-application each time a new my site (site collection) is created for a user. We want to ...
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Can I change my public site collection into a 'normal' site collection?

My xxxx-public.sharepoint.com has very limited features compared to my other site collections that are not public. I have spent a while working on the public website but now I need access to features ...
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Activate the site collection publishing feature gives error: The content type “Page Layout” at “/teams/T200001/_catalogs/masterpage” is read only

I have a sp 2010 site collection. When I try to activate the site collection "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" feature I got this error: The content type "Page Layout" at ...
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Add Custom Web Part to newly created page programmatically

I created a custom web part for SharePoint 2013 and I would like it to be added to a blank page that is created for it. I looked it up and found out, that the I can add an Event Receiver to the ...
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Edit person.aspx?

We have more than 1000 user profiles that need a customized person.aspx. We need to make quite big changes to person.aspx. What is best practice here ? Do we edit person.aspx via SharePoint designer ...
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feature event receiver activation, application page set as default newform

I am trying to set the application page as default. So I have added an application page in layouts folder using visual studio. But when I run the code in feature activation I am trying to get the file ...
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Can we deploy a custom webpart on a standalone Sharepoint server?

I installed sharepoint 2013 foundation and during the installation I chose standalone mode.So when I explored the newly created site features,there were only few features.Question is can I now develop ...
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Feature Activation User

Which user context is used in feature activation receiver? Is it current user (when activating from WebUI)? I have to call a service in feature activation receiver and I have to know which user ...
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Programatically identifing feature for activation

I have a requirement where a custom action is only added to the root site of the site collection. So planning to add two features one Site scoped and the other Web scoped. In the event receiver of a ...
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Specify custom parameters in WSP deploy / feature activation?

I have a Feature Receiver where I access the Term Store to get / set something. My problem is, the code needs to connect to 'specific' term store.. but what if the Term store name changes when I ...
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How do I determine a dependent hidden Site Collection feature?

When attempting to activate the Content Organizer feature for a site collection (Site Settings > Manage Site Features > Content Organizer > Activate) an error indicating that this feature is ...
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How Can I Output Enterprise Features List To CSV?

I am trying to output to a CSV file the list of activate enterprise features in our sites with DisplayName, GUID and Scope as the content that is written to the CSV file. I have the following ...
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Feature Event Receiver not picking up latest code until second activation

I have a Feature with an event receiver (written in c#), which for the sake of brevity creates a list which is a data store for a form on a custom web part. I have ps1 scripts which retract and deploy ...
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Activate Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures workflows for a site collection?

All workflows are active except for Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures. Everything I've read says to go to Site Collection Features and activate Workflows. I've done this, but ...
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Webpart changes not getting reflected

I have implemented code changes in already existing web part and deployed it to the site. It works fine if I add it into a new page. Site pages that already have this web-part do not reflect any ...
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Reactivating feature with powershell - disable enable feature if it's active

$snapin = Get-PSSnapin | Where-Object { $_.Name -eq "Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell" } #This script enables a feature on every site collection on a given web app if ($snapin -eq $null) { ...