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Questions tagged [feature-activation]

A feature-activation is a process which makes a feature active programatically, using power shell or through a web interface. A feature needs to be active in order to be used.

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Replace the Default Page in a SharePoint WebSite

I have been asked to programmatically do the following in a SharePoint 2007 team site collection: Create a website using the OOTB blank site template. (Please note, for project specific reasons, we ...
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Getting SPWeb in feature receiver

While testing my solution I receive an error on Feature activation: Detected use of SPRequest for previously closed SPWeb object. Please close SPWeb objects when you are done with all objects ...
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How do you “stop” activating a feature within the feature receiver?

I have a feature receiver with some long running code, hence I use SPLongOperation and delegate for better visual appearance. Basically my feature receiver looks like so: public override void ...
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Is it possible to export a site workflow?

If I have a Site Workflow on my development machine, what's the best way to deploy it onto the production system which is hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Online? I have found a way of doing it which ...
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How to activate feature using powershell script?

I need to activate specific feature to all site collection which is inside the particular web application using powershell script?
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Activating Site Collection Level Feature with PowerShell Script

I am trying to activate a Site scoped feature using a powershell script. I have another scrip which deploys my solution and I see my feature is installed correctly in Site Collection feature gallery. ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Custom EventReceiver Feature not appearing in manage feature list

I deployed an EventReceiver Solution file on the server. The solution shows globally deployed in Central Administration. When I go to activate the feature in Manage Site Features in one of the web ...
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Failed to load receiver assembly when activate feature

I have a problem when activating a Site scoped feature. Every time I try to activate the solution with STSADM or Powershell I get this error: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server ...
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Identify moss features from GUID

We are using a site definition and it has 3 feature dependencies that we are struggling to identify: <ActivationDependency FeatureId="7EDD3C9C-8AC6-4ab5-A209-30B5DC422464" /> <...
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How to handle web references becoming stale in a web feature activation

We have a number of web-scoped features all stapled to a site definition, so they are all activated in turn when a web is created from the definition. It seems the feature receivers all share the ...
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Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.30319.225 of the Microsoft .Net Runtime

So, the story is the following: I just joined a team of an existing sharepoint project, sharepoint is installed RTM on all environments, from DEV to production. But because its 2 companies working ...
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Feature Activation Logic (Prevent Activation)

I have three site collection features used to set branding throughout the site collection. I want to prevent the accidental activation of one of the features if one of the three is already activated; ...
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Debugging SPFeatureReceiver

I have built an SPFeatureReceiver and am trying to debug it by attaching to the w3wp.exe process. No matter what I do no breakpoints are ever hit. Here are my steps Build and Package the solution ...
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The breakpoint will not currently be hit - debuging feature receiver

I need to debug my feature receiver, so I set up few breakpoints, but when I hit F5 in VS2010, they are all missed, and it says that "The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been ...
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Activate a feature in feature installed

I have a feature for deploying masterpages that I am trying to activate upon install(deploy). The following snippets of code are in the EventReceiver.cs. I am getting a null when attempting to ...
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Farm scope Event Receiver

For some security reasons on one of our farm level solutions, we need to limit some actions using Event Receiver-FileMoving event. However, as known, event receivers can be deployed only by Site or ...
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List Instances not created on Feature Activation for Initial Deployment

I have two features, a Content Type feature that contains the content type and list definitions, and a List feature that creates the List Instances from the list definitions. Both features auto-...
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Unable to delete List during solution deactivate

I have two list that I need to delete when a solution is deactivated and removed. But my code doesn't seems to be working. I am trying to delete and remove the quicklinks to the lists in ...
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Deploying .dlls to the web application bin folder using .wsp fails with feature recevier

When deploying .dlls to the bin directory using a .wsp my feature receivers seem to blow at the deploysolution stage as they cannot find the related code for my feature receivers. How can I handle ...
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Error when activating Project Web App Settings

I am attempting to activate the Project Web App Settings. I navigate to the Settings Wheel > Site Settings > Site Collection Features. I then click the "Activate" button to the right of the Project ...
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Modify SharePoint Quicklaunch on Feature Activation

i want to edit the SharePoint Quicklaunch. I put the following code into the Feature Activated EventReceiver. SPNavigationNodeCollection nodeCollection = spWeb.Navigation.QuickLaunch; ...
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Any downsides to feature property “Always Force Install”?

Occasionally on our deployments, we would get this error Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': A feature with ID {Guid} has already been installed in this farm. Use the force attribute ...
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PowerShell code to add/remove, install/uninstall and enable/deactivate feature at Web, Site Collection, Web Application and Farm scope

Please can you give me the best practice PowerShell code to:- A. Add, install and enable feature at -Web -Site Collection -Web Application -Farm scope B. Deactivate, Uninstall and Remove ...
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Removing page from content database via feature deactivation

I deployed page via module. Module is deployed via feature (method FeatureActivated). After that process page is deployed in content database. What I need is to be able to delete (remove) page from ...
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SPFx - Office UI React - How to default select user in People Picker

I want to set default selected Item on people picker? <NormalPeoplePicker defaultSelectedItems={()} inputProps={{ disabled: true }} onChange={this._onChangePeoplePicker} ...
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Listadded events on My Site omits Personal and Shared Documents creation

I want to have a feature which will change some settings on every list on My Site. Problem is i cant change settings for two main list: Shared and Personal Documents. For testing I have web feature ...
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Activating and deactivating publishing feature breaks SP2010 wikis?

I have created an Enterprise Wiki site on SharePoint 2010. I have added some pages to the wiki - that worked fine. By default, it seems that an Enterprise Wiki has publishing turned off. If I ...
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Cannot Extract Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client.Feature.DisplayName Property

I've written a CSOM script for Powershell (code below) to enumerate the features activated on a given site. When in the foreach loop I use $f.DefinitionId, I get a list of the feature GUIDs... however ...
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Site Scope Feature dependent on a Web Scope Feature

On the root web for my site collection I need to make sure a web scope feature is turned on. In the feature EventReceiver I can turn on the feature progamtically. How can I stop the user turning the ...
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How do I Activate the Signatures Workflow?

After fixing the intranet site that was deleted, I am re-establishing some pages that were lost. I have a site template that I created and when I try to use it on the top level site, I receive the ...
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Provisioning did not succeed. Failed to create pages library

I have a client who are trying to create new sub sites in site collections. If they use the publishing site template or if they create a team site and try activate the publishing feature it will ...
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Is SPFeatureCollection.Add method asynchronous?

I have a quite complex application that is split into several features. In order to hide this complexity, I set the IsHidden property of the feature to true, then have created a "master" feature. ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Enable farm scope feature via powershell

I have deployed a solution with farm scope feature. I am able to activate / deactivate feature via "Manage Farm feature". I want to do this via power shell : When i try to activate feature "Enable-...
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Reprecussions of deactivating or force activating SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature

I am receiving an error when I try to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature on a sub-site: Content type '0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF39' ...
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Disable auto activate feature

I have a really strange behaviour, I'm working with SharePoint 2007 and I have a feature web application scoped, and i don't want it automatically being activated on deploying the solution, but it ...
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How to activate TaxonomyFieldAdded feature in Sharepoint Online

I might have stumbled over a huge "gotcha" in SharePoint Online. Currently on the E3 plan. I have created a site collection from the "Blank Site" template (not wanting a cluttered workspace), and ...
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ListInstance not firing all item event receivers [closed]

I have a feature that defines a number of list instances to provision whenever a new site is created using a particular site definition. The list template for one of these instances has an item event ...
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Set the JSLink property for all list forms in FeatureActivated

Is it possible to update the SPForm.JSLink property for the forms (Display, New, Edit) of an existing list in the when a feature is activated? I have tried the code below, but it seems that the ...
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Enable-SPFeature not working

I am using PowerShell script to deploy and activate a feature in the same script. Everything works fine and I can see my feature in the Sharepoint Root folder (14 hive). I run it using Farm Admin. ...
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SharePoint TimerJob not executing

I have a TimerJob in my feature that is not executing. I've tried restarting the timer service (below), deactivating and activating the feature, and manually executing the job using the "run now" ...
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Sharepoint is keeping a record of un-installed solutions

Today i ran a powershell script that lists all the features on my Sharepoint 2013 system along with their 'scope' and 'GUID'. I noticed while looking at the list that it also includes features that ...
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How can I make sure the features in my solution activate in the correct order?

I'm working on a fairly large SharePoint 2010 project. We have broken up the code into a number of solutions, each containing a number of features which we deploy via powershell and activate in the ...
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Error activating feature

I have created a solution package for Sharepoint 2007 and have installed and deployed it on a development server. However, when I go to activate it through Site Features, I'm given a lovely page of ...
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Activating SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

I am thinking about activating the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure for our site collection, but worry what it could possibly cause. What, if any issues could this cause to content already ...
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How to move a feature from “Manage Site Features” to “Site Collection Features”

I have developed many custom web parts. These web part's features have always been placed in the Site Collection Features page under Site Collection Administration. For some reason a new web part i ...
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Difference between enabling feature from PowerShell and activating it via site collection features page?

I am trying to create a SharePoint list based on a list template via a feature. The code for creating the list is in the FeatureActivated event handler of the feature's EventReceiver.cs file. The list ...
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Error when deploying SharePoint feature: The specified list does not exists

I'm using SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. I'm working on a Web Parts with two features: Feature1 - My Web Parts Feature2 - Contains two Visual Studio module with CSS and ...
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Add script reference to all pages in a site collection when a feature is activated

I'd like to have a feature which adds a script reference to all pages in a site collection when activated. This seems like a scenario where I should just modify the master page, but for it to affect ...
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How to catch the feature activate time

I am trying to write one program such that, when ever a feature is activated then it should display the activated time in the sharepoint list. for that i written following code. public class ...
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Create Site Column (lookup type)

Is there any solid (proven) method of creating Site columns (lookups) where list GUID is not known? I think this is where feature activation kicks in; getting the lookup list by its name and then ...