When I deploy my SharePoint solution I get

Active Deployment Configuration: No Activation Skipping deployment step because a pre-deployment command is not specified.

in my output window and waiting for long time without moving ahead.

Have anyone faced this issue before?

  • are you using PowerShell of VS to deploy?
    – Vamsi K K
    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:57
  • Doing VS deployment Sep 15, 2015 at 13:03
  • 1
    try the deployment step with powershell! must be a multi-server farm!
    – Vamsi K K
    Sep 15, 2015 at 13:14

2 Answers 2


From your project in Visual Studio, right click on the project name and click on Properties. From there choose the SharePoint tab and in the Active Deployment Configuration choose No Activation.


Here is the work around

GO to the Central administrator > System Settings > Manage farm solution

Select the features that you are deploying . Then click deploy.

After that go to site setting, site features and activate the features. (you will now be able to access the feature)

That is to mean the feature is deployed but not activated!

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