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 dependent on a underlying feature of a specific guid. How do I go about determining the dependent feature?

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature 'FeatureDefinition/0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e' (ID: '0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e'). Hidden features cannot be auto-activated across scopes. There may be one or more visible Site Collection scoped features that auto-activate the dependent hidden feature.

A first pass through ULS I cannot gain insight.

I've also looked at the following SO question (Activate Content Organizer feature from code) and MSDN forum post (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/8f968fa4-dcff-42e7-bd12-ae715c0df880/i-cannot-activate-content-organizer-feature-on-sharepoint-2010?forum=sharepointadminprevious) to no avail.


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The easiest way is to put that feature ID in Google, you'll end up on this page:


This feature is:

Name: DocumentRoutingResources
Title: Document Routing Resources
ID: 0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e
Scope: Site

  • i'm surprised MSDN doesn't have this guid to feature mapping in their documentation and was up to a blogger to compile
    – kmoormann
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 2:57

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