I can enable this using the site settings, but I am looking to write a PowerShell script add into a PnP template to enable documents to be opened in the client application vs in the browser. This is for SharePoint online.

I cannot seem to find the feature ID when I look them up in PowerShell, does anyone know any documentation on how to find the feature id's for document libraries.

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As per Microsoft official documentation at:
Set the default open behavior for browser-enabled documents (Office Web Apps when used with SharePoint 2013),

Feature ID for Open Documents in Client Applications by Default feature is:

You can enable this feature using PnP PowerShell like:

Enable-PnPFeature -Identity 8A4B8DE2-6FD8-41e9-923C-C7C3C00F8295

Documentation - Enable-PnPFeature

You can get the feature details using PowerShell commands like:

Get-SPFeature -Limit All | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -like "*Open*" }

You can run the following command to get all features:

Get-SPFeature | select ID, DisplayName, Scope

Documentation - Get-SPFeature


  1. SharePoint 2010: List of Features
  2. SharePoint 2013: List of Features
  • So the documentation for 2013 to SP online has not changed in this instance?
    – hittle08
    Oct 29, 2020 at 14:49
  • No, feature ID for this is same for SP 2010,2013, SP online, etc. Oct 29, 2020 at 15:05

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