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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The content type “Document Collection Folder” at “…” is sealed

It is about 2 days when myself as full control and my users try to upload a document to SharePoint 2013 assets library this error popup for them The content type “Document Collection Folder” at “…” ...
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Specify custom parameters in WSP deploy / feature activation?

I have a Feature Receiver where I access the Term Store to get / set something. My problem is, the code needs to connect to 'specific' term store.. but what if the Term store name changes when I ...
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Help with deploying a feature to Web Application level

I have a SharePoint 2013 solution project (built in VS2013) that contains a feature set to WebApplication level with an event receiver that has no code at all (just for testing purposes). When I set ...
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Setting customErrors attribute

When activating a feature on a site I am getting a Runtime Error page that indicates to set customError mode attribute to Off in order to see the error. I have changed the web.config in my IIS folder ...
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Cannot enable feature with feature receiver via PowerShell

I have a problem where I can enable a feature from the UI and code in FeatureActivated method works as expected. However, if I try to enable the feature via powershell as a scripted deployment, the ...
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How to deploy a web-scoped feature in visual studio SharePoint Project to a specific site in the Site collection?

I have a visual studio SharePoint site that contains a list definition and content type. I need this feature to be activated on a specific site in the site collection. I set the feature scope to "web"....
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Apply Publishing Feature to all Subsites with Powershell Sharepoint 2016

I am working with a lot of site collections, which each have many subsites. I have custom branding that will only work if the publishing feature is activated on each site and subsite. I tried this: $...
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Sandbox, does FeatureReceiver work in Office365?

Sandbox with code are disabled in SharePoint Online. Does it mean that I cannot use Feature Receivers? I have a sandbox solution with reciever, it works ok but if I check "Include assembly in ...
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Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing - is this possible to do this automatically in O365?

Is it possible to Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing in the O365 environment using workflow, a web service or a combination of workflow/web service or any other way? We have a ...
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'useragent not available file operations may not be optimized' error when activating SP 2013 workflow feature

I have a staging environment where I restored a Production backup file. The site works fine. However when I deploy my custom SP 2013 workflow and activate the workflow feature, I get the below ...
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Can I change my public site collection into a 'normal' site collection?

My xxxx-public.sharepoint.com has very limited features compared to my other site collections that are not public. I have spent a while working on the public website but now I need access to features ...
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Feature Activation Routing Workflows - SharePoint 2010 (en-US)

We get an error message: "the feature with the ID {3bc0c1e1-b7d5-4e82-afd7-9f7e59b60409} must be activated." Does somebody know how to activate this feature. I can't find it in central administration ...
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Deleting lists upon feature deactivation

I have a FeatureReceiver class for a feature that deploy a couple of list instances. In the FeatureDeactivating event I want to remove those instances as well as other artifacts which get deployed ...
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PowerShell Script To Find Where SharePoint 2010 Features Are Activated

I want a PowerShell script to find where Features are activated in a site collection and its sites/subsites Like for example feature "Enterprise feature"
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Feature Activated Event not triggered when creating a new sub site with web template

When I create a new site I have a Web Scoped FeatureActivated event that I would like to run. The feature does get Activated but the FeatureActivated event is not triggered. The site is created with ...
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How to activate infopath services for sharepoint site

I want to work with infopath services available in sharepoint 2010 environment. My machine has inforpath designer and filler 2010. When I went to site collection features --> Sharepoint server ...
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“Service too busy” exception occurrs when trying to programmatically activate a sandbox feature with an attached feature receiver

The title says it all... I am trying to programmatically activate some sandbox features (from within a feature reciver that is also part of the sandbox solution). And whilst the features without ...
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Activate Feature in Powershell and specify custom properties

I want to activate a feature with custom properties. It is easy to do in onet.xml by providing Properties: <Feature ID=“78277796-98D9-4276-B7D2-E3374AAC43D8“> <Properties> ...
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FeatureActivated not called for Site Template

We have an web-level feature that when you activate it will change the master pages used by the web to point to a .master page in the rootweb of the site collection. This feature has been activated ...
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Declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency?

is there a way to declaratively pass parameters to a feature using activationdependency? I have a feature defined in ONET.XML that i want to move to a feature stapler, but since it has a property ...
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<View> (ListViewWebPart) from within publishing page in feature

This is in the context of MOSS 2007. I have a custom site definition. Currently in ONET.xml we have the following Module: <View List="$Resources:core,lists_Folder;/$Resources:core,...
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Difference between Activating Feature in Site Features and Programmatically

I have this strange situation, i have a site definition, that has a feature that after provisioning the site has code that runs, and one of the tasks is to activate the Publishing Feature in the newly ...
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“The system cannot find the file specified” message while deploying new feature

I'm trying to deploy a new feature on sharepoint 2010 with scope web. The deploy seems to run successfully, but the feature is not prensent in feature manager. While visual Studio deploys the ...
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Activate webfeatures on all SharePoint online webs

I want to activate a webfeature on all subsites of a sitecollection in Office 365 / SharePoint online. I thought i can do the actions in a SiteCollection Feature, but that's throwing a timeout error. ...
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Is there a relative URL for files hosted in the TEMPLATE\FEATURES directory?

Is there a relative URL for files hosted in the TEMPLATE\FEATURES directory? What I'm trying to do is re-provision data every time my feature is activated without deleting the SPList. The idea is to ...
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Strange issue with feature activation

I'm having a problem while activating a feature. I have a custom dll that I referenced in this new project, and I'm trying to execute some code on the feature activation. The problem is that I get the ...
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How can I activate a wsp solution uploaded to solution gallery via code in SharePoint 2013

I'm creating a site definition which provisions a subsite based to a webtemplate(wsp) file. This webtemplate file is packed in a feature containing a module.When the feature is activated the wsp file ...
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SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() throwing SPException (specified title already exists in this Web site)

I am attempting to call SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() upon FeatureActivated. The method is throwing the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: A list, survey, discussion ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxx-xxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

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. ...
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How does SP resolve web.config modifications?

Specifically, if my code makes a change to the web.config to enable the ScriptResource.axd HttpHandler, and then another third party app comes along and also 'adds' the config entry (it doesn't add a ...
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Activating a WebApplication Scoped Feature for a particular WebApplication

I developed a SharePoint 2010 WSP that contains a custom HTTP Module for performing short-url redirects. The WSP also contains a WebApplication scoped feature that consists of a feature receiver that ...
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Using CodePlex Feature Generator

I was just wonder whether any acutally used the feature generator from codeplex or not. I have following questions... Does it create good version (meaning not missing anything major from feature) for ...
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Saving Site as Template Creates New Features?

New to SharePoint. Working with a on-premise 2013 SharePoint system. Im trying to save a site as a template from Production and copying the resulting template WSP file into my DEV environment. There ...
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How to prevent anonymous access to _layout pages

I am JR.System Admin in Sharepoint and I am trying to prevent anonymous users to access _layouts pages. I used this shell command with this instructions: get-spfeature -site http:// maximum.dmzisbank ...
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Error with site collection daily resource usage quota

Recently I've added an event receiver to a sandbox feature, but since I added it, whenever I try to deploy the feature, I always get the message Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': ...
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Activating a Web-scoped Feature using SharePoint 2010 CSOM fails with ArgumentException on featDefScope

I'm trying to activate a Web-scoped feature using the Client Object Model in SharePoint 2010. The code works when activating a feature in SharePoint 2013, but when run against SharePoint 2010, I get ...
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SharePoint PickerTreeView throwing null exception

When clicking the browse button for selection of document library or site null exception error occurs. This is the url of the popup that opens: _layouts/15/PickerTreeView.aspx?title=...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified argument was out of the range of valid values

I've been working o a Timerjob project. All of a sudden, when I try to deploy the solution from VS, I got this error: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified ...
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Activate Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures workflows for a site collection?

All workflows are active except for Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures. Everything I've read says to go to Site Collection Features and activate Workflows. I've done this, but ...
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Deployment Issue with Custom FIeld Types

SHORT DESCRIPTION Custom Field Types are not being correctly deployed/activated on all but one Virtual Machine. I have several VMs with identical SharePoint environments. I have a Visual Studio ...
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Sandbox solutions - Prevent auto activation of site collection features

Question: Does anyone know a way to activate a sandbox solution in SharePoint Online without having the site collection features automatically activated? Background info: I have done a bit of ...
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Site is Provisioned but Content Type List is still empty

I have this feature that I am trying to run in order to configure a site, this feature among other things creates pages based on content types, etc. The problem I am facing is that every time i am ...
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Сan't programmaticaly activate the Publishing Feature for the Blog site

I'm developed a solution for stapling features. in my solution are located two projects, one project contains a module which consist the id features, what I want to attach to the sites collections and ...
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Can't activate feature because of an existing column in a child site

I have a site collection without the publishing feature activated (Id: f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa). I want to activate it, but it fails : Enable-SPFeature : The field with Id {51d39414-...
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Cant´t activate a custom feature with PowerShell but with the GUI

I want to activate a custom feature with PowerShell on a few sites in my environment. When I´m doing this job over the GUI, everything is perfect. But when I´, doing it with my script, the feature ...
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Difference betweeen SPSite.Features.Add(…) and SPWeb.Features.Add(…)

I have created a Feature named Feature1. Feature1 is activated in a SharePoint site. I create a Web Part that contains the following code. SPSite site = new SPSite("http://intranet/site1"); SPWeb ...
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How to enable site collection feature by default when deploying a visual webpart from visual studio?

I am making a visual web part in SP 2010 using visual studio 2010. I want it so that when I add and deploy my wsp file, it should by default keep the site collection feature activated for the web ...
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How to trace the ListAdded event for the entire SharePoint 2010 farm?

In our SharePoint 2010 environment, we want to enforce the users to choose the option "show user names in the survey list" (survey list) however there may be a time when user may choose "No" to this ...
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Feature with Id 'guid' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

I have a WinForms project that acts as a Sharepoint 2013 Solution installer. It basically do some checking, create a sql database, adds and install a SP Solution and finally activates the feature. ...
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Feature Activation with Powershell

I am looking for a good example of powershell script for SP2010 with which I could activate my features with prior check if feature has been deployed (some are "web" and some are "site" scoped. Could ...