I am trying to turn on the Page-Layout-Option for my SharePoint Site-Collection.

I have turned on the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure (see below)

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Then I am trying to activate this Feature "SharePoint Server Publishing" (see below)

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But this ends up in following screen:

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So I am getting a server error, but when I am going back to the Home screen everything works normal.

I am running SP as Site Collection-Administrator.

Is there anything I am missing?


I have enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure on Site-Collection level and trying to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Feature on Site level.

The shown error is occuring while the activation of the SharePoint Server Publishing Feature.

  • status code 503 means app pool is not running. I would deactivate the feature and re activate it. did you enable on subsite or site collection level? at what level you getting the error? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 29 '16 at 13:51
  • @WaqasSarwarMCSE have adapted my question – Snickbrack Aug 29 '16 at 13:54

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