We have been using form uploaded on sharepoint online and after a simple modification (adding some text fields) the form shows the following error:

"Activation could not be completed because the InfoPath Forms Services support feature is not present ." I have tried with no success:

  • a) Uploading an old versión that used to work;
  • b) Creating a new form library for the same form;
  • c) Creating a new form library for a new form;

All other site collections in the farm do not have this issue. Please help on how to resolve this.

2 Answers 2


Try de-activating and reactivating the "SharePoint Server Enterprise" features at both the site collection and the site level.

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Try de-activating and re-activating "IPFSSiteFeatures" feature. It is a hidden site collection feature. We can do that with PowerShell.

The "IPFSSiteFeatures" feature id "c88c4ff1-dbf5-4649-ad9f-c6c426ebcbf5".

SharePoint Online: Deactivate Feature using PowerShell

How to enable a SharePoint Online Feature using PowerShell

  • did this, it did not work
    – Deepika
    Dec 11, 2018 at 8:52
  • Check my update Dec 11, 2018 at 9:24
  • thanks, would do it, but just curious, would it impact any existing functionality? Should I take backup of my form templates?
    – Deepika
    Dec 11, 2018 at 9:38
  • IPFSSiteFeatures: Name: InfoPath Forms Services support Description: InfoPath Forms Services lists and related pages to enable server side rendering of Forms. You can backup the site before any changes. Dec 12, 2018 at 3:05
  • The re-activation of "IPFSSiteFeatures" did the trick. Thanks for thi solution @JoannaW_MSFT Apr 5, 2019 at 9:59
Disable-SPFeature "IPFSSiteFeatures" -URL "http://yoursitecollectionURL" 
Enable-SPFeature "IPFSSiteFeatures" -URL "http://yoursitecollectionURL" 

This fix worked for me.

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