I have added a Farm scope feature stapler that staples an existing feature and that existing feature deploys master page. When i create a new site collection, the master page deploys automatically. I have many site collections that are already created before feature stapling. Now my question is how the feature stapling will effect the existing site collections?

enter image description here Is there any way to do this by Power Shell?

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    First try to manually activate the feature on already created site collection. Make sure it works. Then you can easily automate it using PowerShell Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 15:15

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Stapling only affects new Sites.

You can use PowerShell to iterate all your sites and activate your MasterPage Feature

Ge-SPWebApplication "your web app url" | Get-SPSite -Limit all | %{ Enable-SPFeature -ID "<Your Feature ID>" -Url $_.Url }
  • How i specify from which web app it should iterate all the site collections?
    – SPBeginer
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 8:13
  • Get-SPWebApplication "http://...." | Get-SPSite -Limit all | %{ Enable-SPFeature -ID "<Your Feature ID>" -Url $_ }
    – Choggo
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 9:01
  • Wehn i run this command, i got following error: Enable-SPFeature : Feature 'App.mysite_FeatureStapler' <ID: 3bbc42b7-4cfr8-4afc4-a4f489bfbfbf4> is already activated at scope Farm. But i could not see master page deployed on existing site Collections? that means it feature did not activated on existing site Collections?
    – SPBeginer
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 9:15
  • what's the ID for you masterpage's feature?
    – Choggo
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 9:17
  • I have now changed the feature id in the command with Masterpage feature and now getting invalid URI error: See above i have modified the question and added an error sketch
    – SPBeginer
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 9:56

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