while installing a feature, VS ouput the error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxx-xxxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope.

The warning error gives me a Guid the it's not present inside the solution.

Does anyone knows what does that Guid represent?

  • Did you solve this issue?
    – Muhammedh
    Mar 21, 2016 at 11:40

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Thats the unique identifier for a feature which your own feature depends on. It might not be a feature of your own solution but a sharepoint internal feature. Try to google the feature id and see if you find something. Also, you can try to query for all features installed on your farm using powershell http://geekswithblogs.net/bjackett/archive/2009/10/08/powershell-script-find-all-sharepoint-features-installed-on-farm.aspx Hope it helps

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