enter image description hereOur application team having below error while they are Deploying Feature through Visual Studio.

Error occured in deployment step Activate Features :Feature with id “X” is not installed in this farm ,and cannot be added to this scope

  • If you have any screen shot please provide May 9, 2017 at 11:22
  • our application team is facing issue while they are deploying feature through visual studio can any one help on this would be appreciated
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 11:23
  • i already shared my screen shot for above error
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 11:23
  • Kindly attach screen shot with your question. If possible then try to change the scope of your SharePoint Solution according to your requirement.
    – Hardik
    May 9, 2017 at 11:26
  • Already we tried this what they are we know at we application level to change scope they need for site collection level
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 11:31

3 Answers 3


I think you have multi server farm


Basically the error happens because VS 2010 do not support features activation on multi-server farms. However ,the devil is in the details, the exact explanation is in a previous step. It turns out that VS 2010 internally implements a call to the method SPSolution.DeployLocal http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.administration.spsolution.deploylocal.aspx . That method is intended for troubleshooting purpouses of wsp files and as you can read on the MSDN documentation it performs a local deployment instead of an immediate deployment (Only to one sever of the farm) Therefore, the only solution to avoid the situation is to compile the code (build o re-build) , go to the VS 2010 top menu and select build -> package. After that a new wsp file will be created on the BIN folder of the project.




The second variant of problem is multiserver sharepoint farm (several webfrontend). In my case on dev.enviroment used 2WFE(sharepoint 2013), then deploy from VisualStudio impossble. Deploy project from PowerShell or SharepointInstaller. Debug - connect from VisualStudio.


kindly go through the following URL which has complete solution for your problem

Server Error: Feature {GUID} is not installed in this farm and cannot be added to this scope

  • Thanku Hardik can you now see the screen shot now they want to deploy that feature sitecollection level is it possibel through Visualstudio
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 11:35
  • Use force in the feature properties to deploy the solution once.
    – Hardik
    May 9, 2017 at 11:53
  • Hi Hardik the force feature i didn't find in properties can you help me how find this
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 12:17
  • First open the feature where you have defined the scope in your VS solution & press F4 to check its properties. There you will have attribute called Always Force Install so make it true from false.
    – Hardik
    May 9, 2017 at 12:20
  • ok Hardik with this option any effect on code will take place ie:force
    – d babu
    May 9, 2017 at 12:23

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