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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Deploy solution using powershell

I have a solution with 4 projects to automatically some processes in Sharepoint.these projects are: WebPartProject: Create a custom webpart CreateTemplate: Create 2 documents libraries (with ...
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Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.30319.225 of the Microsoft .Net Runtime

So, the story is the following: I just joined a team of an existing sharepoint project, sharepoint is installed RTM on all environments, from DEV to production. But because its 2 companies working ...
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How does SP resolve web.config modifications?

Specifically, if my code makes a change to the web.config to enable the ScriptResource.axd HttpHandler, and then another third party app comes along and also 'adds' the config entry (it doesn't add a ...
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How can I make sure the features in my solution activate in the correct order?

I'm working on a fairly large SharePoint 2010 project. We have broken up the code into a number of solutions, each containing a number of features which we deploy via powershell and activate in the ...
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Site is Provisioned but Content Type List is still empty

I have this feature that I am trying to run in order to configure a site, this feature among other things creates pages based on content types, etc. The problem I am facing is that everytime i am ...
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Is SPFeatureCollection.Add method asynchronous?

I have a quite complex application that is split into several features. In order to hide this complexity, I set the IsHidden property of the feature to true, then have created a "master" feature. ...
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Unable to delete List during solution deactivate

I have two list that I need to delete when a solution is deactivated and removed. But my code doesn't seems to be working. I am trying to delete and remove the quicklinks to the lists in ...
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Feature not activating after sharepoint 2007 upgrade to sharepoint 2010

After the 2007 to 2010 SharePoint upgrade i have taken notice that when i try to activate a feature under the site collection admin for a root site page and also with manage site features i keep on ...
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“Master” feature?

I'm building a complex application that is composed by multiples features of different kind. I want to avoid having all features individually able to be activated from the site admin page. What my ...
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Custom Site Content type is not getting mapped for the required taxonomy field

I have a custom project site template which is coded in c#.net VS 2010, I have deployed the projects related to the project site template into central admin through VS After deploying the solution I ...
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Hooking feature reciever issue

I have invalidly hooked feature reciever. Feature has two configuration files The first, SharePoint looks like this: < feature ...
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List Instances not created on Feature Activation for Initial Deployment

I have two features, a Content Type feature that contains the content type and list definitions, and a List feature that creates the List Instances from the list definitions. Both features ...
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Using a feature receiver to add a directory to the web applications folder

Wondering if someone knows how to add a directory/folder to the web applications folder within IIS using a feature event receiver (FeatureActivated). Any help appreciated.
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Access Denied when activating features implementing SPFeatureReceiver?

We've developed several features who implement the SPFeatureReceiver interface. When trying this out in the development environment it first failed until I found this script from the MSDN: function ...
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Cant´t activate a custom feature with PowerShell but with the GUI

I want to activate a custom feature with PowerShell on a few sites in my environment. When I´m doing this job over the GUI, everything is perfect. But when I´, doing it with my script, the feature ...
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Can i use SPLongOperation in FeatureActivating?

I have a feature that upgrades and updates an existing site to a new and improved version of that site. One of the tasks of the feature is to upgrade existing data in the site. For simple test/dev ...
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How to activate feature using powershell script?

I need to activate specific feature to all site collection which is inside the particular web application using powershell script?
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Listadded events on My Site omits Personal and Shared Documents creation

I want to have a feature which will change some settings on every list on My Site. Problem is i cant change settings for two main list: Shared and Personal Documents. For testing I have web feature ...
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Сan't programmaticaly activate the Publishing Feature for the Blog site

I'm developed a solution for stapling features. in my solution are located two projects, one project contains a module which consist the id features, what I want to attach to the sites collections and ...
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Activate Feature in Powershell and specify custom properties

I want to activate a feature with custom properties. It is easy to do in onet.xml by providing Properties: <Feature ID=“78277796-98D9-4276-B7D2-E3374AAC43D8“> <Properties> ...
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Errors when attempting to install a sharepoint 2010 feature

I'm attempting to install and activate a feature containing a Timer Job. When I execute the install-spfeature cmdlet I get the following error. What is the source of my error? PS ...
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removing a sharepoint solution duplicates entry in web.config?

My intentions is to be able to add and remove web.config changes when a solution is installed or uninstalled. The code below and the powershell below works ALMOST as expected. When I add sp ...
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Add custom sharepoint feature to solution

i customized the OSearchBasicFeature inside 14/template/features/ to have a pretty search-box. Since i want to customize my SharePoint only through deploying a package i was wondering how i'm able to ...
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Can't activate feature because of an existing column in a child site

I have a site collection without the publishing feature activated (Id: f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa). I want to activate it, but it fails : Enable-SPFeature : The field with Id ...
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Error on Activate Features on deploying SharePoint Skin

Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I just can't figure out where the error is occuring. Found some blog posts concerning the ...
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FeatureActivated not called for Site Template

We have an web-level feature that when you activate it will change the master pages used by the web to point to a .master page in the rootweb of the site collection. This feature has been activated ...
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What to do on feature deletion/deactivation

as I am trying to wrap my head around silverlight and sharepoint there's one thing I find most irritating: Provisioned xap-Files and/or web-Parts remain fully active upon deactivation/uninstallation ...
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Custom list Feature problems

I created a custom list definition, which works well. When i deploy, the list definition is added, when i retract, the list definition retracts properly. I also created a list instance from said ...
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Using templates from a site under 'My Site'?

One of our customers has created a My Site area (with default settings), and then created a new site 'TestSite' in their content area. When they try to create a new site in another My Site area (on ...
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Sharepoint 2010, templates and Features

I have been trying to create site templates from a local SP2010 server that can be used by a client for some custom content. The problem is all the "the site template requires that the feature be ...
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Provision Web Part Page from Module with SetupPath?

Is it possible to provision a Web Part Page using a Module element with a SetupPath specified, rather than a Path specified? For example, if I wanted to create a module to provision a page from: ...
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How do you activate a feature on promotion?

When promoting a wsp and you have 1 or more features you wish to activate as soon as promoted, how do you do so without manually activating them on the site they are deployed to?
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Is it possible to export a site workflow?

If I have a Site Workflow on my development machine, what's the best way to deploy it onto the production system which is hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Online? I have found a way of doing it which ...
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Setting customErrors attribute

When activating a feature on a site I am getting a Runtime Error page that indicates to set customError mode attribute to Off in order to see the error. I have changed the web.config in my IIS folder ...
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Event receiver feature update

I am developing an event receiver in VS2010. To test the event receiver I deploy it to development using the functionality within VS 2010. This works without problems. However my concerns start when ...
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How to handle web references becoming stale in a web feature activation

We have a number of web-scoped features all stapled to a site definition, so they are all activated in turn when a web is created from the definition. It seems the feature receivers all share the ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Enable farm scope feature via powershell

I have deployed a solution with farm scope feature. I am able to activate / deactivate feature via "Manage Farm feature". I want to do this via power shell : When i try to activate feature ...
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Enable-SPFeature not working

I am using PowerShell script to deploy and activate a feature in the same script. Everything works fine and I can see my feature in the Sharepoint Root folder (14 hive). I run it using Farm Admin. ...
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What are some of the best practices around feature activation and their dependencies

Specifically what are the do's and dont's for installing, activating, deactivating and uninstalling a feature. What are the problem areas of working with features and how do you handle.
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Problem renaming a file in document library programmatically

I want to use a FeatureEventReceiver to rename Home.aspx -> Old_Home.aspx. When i activate the feature rather than Home.aspx getting renamed it gets deleted/disappears (i.e. missing when i refresh ...
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How to trace the ListAdded event for the entire SharePoint 2010 farm?

In our SharePoint 2010 environment, we want to enforce the users to choose the option "show user names in the survey list" (survey list) however there may be a time when user may choose "No" to this ...
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Enable-SPFeature Fails

I am trying to activate a feature using PowerShell Enable-SPFeature but receive the following error: Enable-SPFeature : The Feature is not a Farm Level Feature and is not found in a Site level ...
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The breakpoint will not currently be hit - debuging feature receiver

I need to debug my feature receiver, so I set up few breakpoints, but when I hit F5 in VS2010, they are all missed, and it says that "The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been ...
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How to activate TaxonomyFieldAdded feature in Sharepoint Online

I might have stumbled over a huge "gotcha" in SharePoint Online. Currently on the E3 plan. I have created a site collection from the "Blank Site" template (not wanting a cluttered workspace), and ...
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Can't deploy custom content type

I have an content type in my feature, and sudenly when I tried to debug my feature, i got the following error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': The content type with Id ...
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how manually activate site workflow in sharepoint designer 2010? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sharepoint Designer 2010 - Site workflow and list workflow I have creted site workflow from the sharepoint designer. (it is not possible to activate site workflow from ...
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Feature Activation Logic (Prevent Activation)

I have three site collection features used to set branding throughout the site collection. I want to prevent the accidental activation of one of the features if one of the three is already activated; ...
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Include SPDatabase for Backup

SharePoint 2010 I've been Googling for days now, trying to find an answer to my issue. My boss wants to see if it's possible to do the following upon feature activation: Create a custom database ...
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How do I fix the error “Expression must evaluate to a node-set” setting web.config entries?

I'm trying to update web.config in SharePoint when the feature is activated. I have created Event receiver. The code inside receiver is: public override void ...
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Removing page from content database via feature deactivation

I deployed page via module. Module is deployed via feature (method FeatureActivated). After that process page is deployed in content database. What I need is to be able to delete (remove) page from ...