I have performed a database attach migration and, as expected, received errors in the log like:

[STSADM] [SPContentDatabaseSequence] [ERROR] [1/16/2013 8:46:44 AM]: Found a missing feature Id = [d56f0d2d-0107-424d-aa0d-7120329a23e6]

[STSADM] [SPContentDatabaseSequence] [ERROR] [1/16/2013 8:46:45 AM]: The feature with Id d56f0d2d-0107-424d-aa0d-7120329a23e6 is referenced in the database [WSS_Content], but is not installed on the current farm. The missing feature may cause upgrade to fail. Please install any solution which contains the feature and restart upgrade if necessary.

I removed the features from the database using (for 3 offending Features):

DELETE FROM WSS_Content.dbo.Features WHERE FeatureId = 'd56f0d2d-0107-424d-aa0d-7120329a23e6'

I'm still getting the generic File Not Found error page and don't know what to do next?


Not only do you have to uninstall the feature, but also deactivate the feature. I wouldn't touch SQL statement for all SharePoint environments, as Microsoft will slap you in the face. Here's a good article on how to remove those annoying "missing feature" errors:



First you can uninstall the feature (it has to be there to uninstall it, we’ll see that in a second.)

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -help uninstallfeature

stsadm.exe -o uninstallfeature {-filename | -name | -id } [-force]

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o uninstallfeature -id bbe9def7-2fe9-a0b1-d712-aa128c837ebe

Feature with Id 'bbe9def7-2fe9-a0b1-d712-aa128c837ebe' is not installed in this farm. The feature was not uninstalled. Looks like by doing a search, this feature is related to the community kit blog.

If the feature is not installed on the farm, and you want to force remove the feature you can run stsadm to deactivate the feature. More context to this error on William Wolfe’s blog.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -help deactivatefeature

stsadm.exe -o deactivatefeature {-filename | -name | -id } [-url ] [-force]

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>STSADM -o deactivatefeature -id bbe9def7-2fe9-a0b1-d712-aa128c837ebe

The feature with Id 'bbe9def7-2fe9-a0b1-d712-aa128c837ebe' is not currently installed. Use 'force' to deactivate it at this scope.

  • I deactivated the three features but still getting generic error page. – IrishChieftain Jan 16 '13 at 19:58
  • and you uninstalled them? – Mike Jan 16 '13 at 23:59
  • Yes, still on luck. Not seeing an upgrade log second time I attached the 2007 DB. – IrishChieftain Jan 17 '13 at 15:57

AHHH!!! You directly queried the database!

The correct way to resolve this would be to determine what installed feature is on your farm with that Guid. Then deactivate and uninstall the feature before detaching / reattaching the database again. Or you can install the same feature on your 2010 site if it's compatible and leave the feature activated on the source farm.

Directly interacting with the content database will cause your SharePoint installation to be unsupported by MSFT.

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