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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Replace the Default Page in a SharePoint WebSite

I have been asked to programmatically do the following in a SharePoint 2007 team site collection: Create a website using the OOTB blank site template. (Please note, for project specific reasons, we ...
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How do you “stop” activating a feature within the feature receiver?

I have a feature receiver with some long running code, hence I use SPLongOperation and delegate for better visual appearance. Basically my feature receiver looks like so: public override void ...
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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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Identify moss features from GUID

We are using a site definition and it has 3 feature dependencies that we are struggling to identify: <ActivationDependency FeatureId="7EDD3C9C-8AC6-4ab5-A209-30B5DC422464" /> ...
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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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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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Activate a feature in feature installed

I have a feature for deploying masterpages that I am trying to activate upon install(deploy). The following snippets of code are in the EventReceiver.cs. I am getting a null when attempting to ...
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Farm scope Event Receiver

For some security reasons on one of our farm level solutions, we need to limit some actions using Event Receiver-FileMoving event. However, as known, event receivers can be deployed only by Site or ...
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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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Getting SPWeb in feature receiver

While testing my solution I receive an error on Feature activation: Detected use of SPRequest for previously closed SPWeb object. Please close SPWeb objects when you are done with all objects ...
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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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Deploying .dlls to the web application bin folder using .wsp fails with feature recevier

When deploying .dlls to the bin directory using a .wsp my feature receivers seem to blow at the deploysolution stage as they cannot find the related code for my feature receivers. How can I handle ...
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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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Debugging SPFeatureReceiver

I have built an SPFeatureReceiver and am trying to debug it by attaching to the w3wp.exe process. No matter what I do no breakpoints are ever hit. Here are my steps Build and Package the solution ...
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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 ...
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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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“Service too busy” exception occurrs when trying to programmatically activate a sandbox feature with an attached feature receiver

The title says it all... I am trying to programmatically activate some sandbox features (from within a feature reciver that is also part of the sandbox solution). And whilst the features without ...
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Site Scope Feature dependent on a Web Scope Feature

On the root web for my site collection I need to make sure a web scope feature is turned on. In the feature EventReceiver I can turn on the feature progamtically. How can I stop the user turning the ...
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Provisioning did not succeed. Failed to create pages library

I have a client who are trying to create new sub sites in site collections. If they use the publishing site template or if they create a team site and try activate the publishing feature it will ...
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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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Set the JSLink property for all list forms in FeatureActivated

Is it possible to update the SPForm.JSLink property for the forms (Display, New, Edit) of an existing list in the when a feature is activated? I have tried the code below, but it seems that the ...
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Sharepoint is keeping a record of un-installed solutions

Today i ran a powershell script that lists all the features on my Sharepoint 2013 system along with their 'scope' and 'GUID'. I noticed while looking at the list that it also includes features that ...
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SharePoint TimerJob not executing

I have a TimerJob in my feature that is not executing. I've tried restarting the timer service (below), deactivating and activating the feature, and manually executing the job using the "run now" ...
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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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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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Error activating feature

I have created a solution package for Sharepoint 2007 and have installed and deployed it on a development server. However, when I go to activate it through Site Features, I'm given a lovely page of ...
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Any downsides to feature property “Always Force Install”?

Occasionally on our deployments, we would get this error Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': A feature with ID {Guid} has already been installed in this farm. Use the force attribute ...
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Difference between enabling feature from PowerShell and activating it via site collection features page?

I am trying to create a SharePoint list based on a list template via a feature. The code for creating the list is in the FeatureActivated event handler of the feature's EventReceiver.cs file. The list ...
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Error when deploying SharePoint feature: The specified list does not exists

I'm using SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. I'm working on a Web Parts with two features: Feature1 - My Web Parts Feature2 - Contains two Visual Studio module with CSS and ...
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Activating Site Collection Level Feature with PowerShell Script

I am trying to activate a Site scoped feature using a powershell script. I have another scrip which deploys my solution and I see my feature is installed correctly in Site Collection feature gallery. ...
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How to catch the feature activate time

I am trying to write one program such that, when ever a feature is activated then it should display the activated time in the sharepoint list. for that i written following code. public class ...
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Create Site Column (lookup type)

Is there any solid (proven) method of creating Site columns (lookups) where list GUID is not known? I think this is where feature activation kicks in; getting the lookup list by its name and then ...
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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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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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How to deploy a web-scoped feature in visual studio SharePoint Project to a specific site in the Site collection?

I have a visual studio SharePoint site that contains a list definition and content type. I need this feature to be activated on a specific site in the site collection. I set the feature scope to ...
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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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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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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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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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Activating and deactivating publishing feature breaks SP2010 wikis?

I have created an Enterprise Wiki site on SharePoint 2010. I have added some pages to the wiki - that worked fine. By default, it seems that an Enterprise Wiki has publishing turned off. If I ...
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<View> (ListViewWebPart) from within publishing page in feature

This is in the context of MOSS 2007. I have a custom site definition. Currently in ONET.xml we have the following Module: <View ...
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Deleting lists upon feature deactivation

I have a FeatureReceiver class for a feature that deploy a couple of list instances. In the FeatureDeactivating event I want to remove those instances as well as other artifacts which get deployed ...
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PowerShell Script To Find Where SharePoint 2010 Features Are Activated

I want a PowerShell script to find where Features are activated in a site collection and its sites/subsites Like for example feature "Enterprise feature"
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Activate webfeatures on all SharePoint online webs

I want to activate a webfeature on all subsites of a sitecollection in Office 365 / SharePoint online. I thought i can do the actions in a SiteCollection Feature, but that's throwing a timeout error. ...
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Is there a relative URL for files hosted in the TEMPLATE\FEATURES directory?

Is there a relative URL for files hosted in the TEMPLATE\FEATURES directory? What I'm trying to do is re-provision data every time my feature is activated without deleting the SPList. The idea is to ...
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Strange issue with feature activation

I'm having a problem while activating a feature. I have a custom dll that I referenced in this new project, and I'm trying to execute some code on the feature activation. The problem is that I get the ...
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SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() throwing SPException (specified title already exists in this Web site)

I am attempting to call SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() upon FeatureActivated. The method is throwing the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: A list, survey, ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxx-xxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

while installing a feature, VS ouput the error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxx-xxxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. ...
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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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Activating a WebApplication Scoped Feature for a particular WebApplication

I developed a SharePoint 2010 WSP that contains a custom HTTP Module for performing short-url redirects. The WSP also contains a WebApplication scoped feature that consists of a feature receiver that ...