Thursday, September 16, 2010

Error while activating feature - SharePoint 2010

Hi all,
While I was working on SharePoint 2010 recently I came across some issues. I am putting them across so that anyone facing the same issue may find solution easily.

Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope.

I was getting this error while ‘deploy’ing a feature from Visual Studio 2010. I searched the entire project for this GUID which is mentioned in the error. I did not find it anywhere. While troubleshooting, I opened the physical folder and opened ‘Feature1.feature’ file in notepad. This xml file was using the before mentioned GUID. I was not able to find it in VS 2010 :(

I copied the GUID mentioned in the ‘Feature1.feature’ file and pasted it in the Feature ID section in ‘Feature1.Template.xml’ file. This solved the problem. Why I thought to mention it is because the exception thrown is confusing. It does not tell you about the exact error.

-Vighnesh Bendre


Alex said...


I have the same problem but copied and pasted the ID in the Features.xml didnt solve the issue...

Vighnesh said...

Hi Alex,
You have to paste the id in the template.xml file. Please cross check once again. It should work.

All the best.

Gaurav Gat said...

Thanks it's working fine for me now.

Rupesh said...
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Rupesh said...

Does this require Scope to be mentioned??

My template.xml looks like this

Feature Id="7b100902-1522-4da5-9b2e-b8403ca65e01" xmlns="httpXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"

I still get the same error.

DFelix said...

I followed your steps, but found the same ID found in Feature.feature1 file in Feature1.Template.xml file too. So replacing it doesn,t make any sense. Kindly advice.

Samuel said...

I encountered a similar issue after developing and attempting to deploy a webpart solution...

I found that the solution had deployed, but never activated.

To resolve, I browsed to the Central Administrator webpage > System settings > Manage Farm Solutions - found that the solutions had been added but not deployed.
I clicked on deploy solution (and chose the website that want the solution to be available on).

I then went to the website and activated the solution and added it as a webpart to my page.

hope this help.


KansasCoder said...

Samuel Thanks for sharing your experience. I checked our Farm Solutions and discovered it had been deployed...odd though. it owuld be nice to find a solution as to why this happened. I wonder if the folks having this situation aren't fully patched on SP2010 or VS2010...maybe?

KansasCoder said...

This is also happening when trying to deploy a list definition! Curious that this such a hard bug to squash!

Nate Anne said...

This error also happens when you are trying to deploy it to multi server farm. In a multi server farm scenario, create a package and deploy it using powershell.

Ajay Dhole said...
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Ajay Dhole said...

I am getting following error:
Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.

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