Feature '1a33a234-b4a4-4fc6-96c2-8bdb56388bd5' for list template '10002' is not installed in this farm. The operation could not be completed.

I'm trying to figure out why I'm receiving this error message.

Can someone give me a a hint?

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    Well, have you had PowerPivot and then uninstalled it? If so, take a look here: whitepages.unlimitedviz.com/2012/09/… Commented Dec 12, 2013 at 9:25
  • I've run into this error when upgrading a site. The error happens when the feature is listed in the content database but isn't installed as a solution on the current farm. If that's the case, the easiest fix is to deactivate and uninstall the solution BEFORE attempting to upgrade the site/content db. Of course, depending on what it is, that may or may not break some functionality in the site.
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    Commented Apr 27, 2015 at 19:55

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When you uninstall your solution and you deploy new one vsewss generate new ID for your features. Since SharePoint works with IDs and has no semantic level to understand the features.

If you have a feature that is dependent on another feature. SharePoint will look for the dependent feature ID and will raise the error. The reality is that the feature is installed but has the old feature ID.


1) Go to the concerned feature in the 12 or 14 hives, you must know which feature is concerned with that functionality.

2) Change the feature ID to the one raised in the error

3) stsadm -o installfeature -name -force


Try to access the functionality it should work

//Note: The above solution works when users are using vsewss


Have a look at the following links also,

  1. http://www.sharepointnoob.com/2012/03/21/error-feature-gui-list-template-xxx-installed-farm-operation-completed/

  2. http://blog.myitechnology.com/2009/06/fixing-feature-guid-for-list-template.html

  3. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2261512

  4. http://www.spsdemo.com/Lists/Features/DispForm.aspx?ID=258

  5. http://powerpivotgeek.com/2010/06/14/uninstalling-powerpivot-does-what-arg/


You could try the below too,

There are a few things you can try. However, do take a backup of database before doing anything.

1) Try using the feature admin tool on codeplex site to remove this orphan feature. then try accessing the libraries.

2) if there are not much number of affected libraries, recreate the libraries and move the data using explorer view or buklk copy tools on codeplex. there are many alternative if one does not work. you can use manage content and structure or even the SharePoint Manager tool to do this.

3) Forcefully deactivate the feature using stsadm -o deactivatefeature

4) if everythhing fails a bit of more advanced thing needs to be done. Create a feature.xml with same feature id as in the error not bound to any of the manifests. This would be a dummy kind of a feature and would do nothing except for activating itself and deactivating itself. Once this is done and the feature.xml if created then try to deactivate this feature forcefully. The status of this would deactivated but since the id of a feature doing nothing is used it would not affect the farm. it just turns off the status of the list/web/site using the feature. Ideally you would not need to get this far.


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