For development testing I use the "Developer Site" site definition for my root web. When I create a sub-site of this developer site I want to use a custom site template I have created. However, when I attempt to do this, I get the following error:
This web template requires that certain features be installed, activated, and licensed. The following problems are blocking application of the template:
Feature Description Feature Scope Feature ID Problem SearchDriveContent Feature Site collection 592ccb4a-9304-49ab-aab1-66638198bb58 Not Activated
However, I looked through the site collection features of my dev site and of the site that was used when creating the site template and they had the same features that were activated.
It leads me to believe that creating a subsite on a development site using a site template is not possible, but I really hope that is not the case as we have an app that needs to be developed and tested against a specific site template.
Note that this is all on O365 / SharePoint Online using SP2013.
Note that I have tried to use Visual Studio to deploy to a non-dev site but I get the "sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site" error. I have read that you can enable a hidden feature to allow for this (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/josrod/archive/2013/02/04/quot-sideloading-of-apps-is-not-enabled-on-this-site-quot.aspx) but you have to use PowerShell to enable the feature since it is hidden and Enable-SPFeature is not one of the PowerShell scripts available in O365.