26 April, 2013

not able to activate the feature in SharePoint 2010

Problem Description: not able to activate the feature in SharePoint 2010

I was facing the following error messages while activating the feature at the site level.

Where exactly:
-Site actions
-Site settings
-Manage site features

Error Message:
The feature being activated is a Site scoped feature which has a dependency on a Site Collection scoped feature which has not been activated. Please activate the following feature before trying again: SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site scoped feature 'FeatureDefinition/22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416' (ID: '22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416'). Hidden features cannot be auto-activated across scopes. There may be one or more visible Site scoped features that auto-activate the dependent hidden feature.

From the above error message, it is quite clear regarding the resolution we need to apply to get rid of this message.

Let me explain in details, step by step:
-Open the site on which you are facing this problem
-site actions
-site settings
-site collection administration
-site collection features
-activate the appropriate feature as per your requirements.

Note: if you are not able to see the ‘site collection administration then you don’t have appropriate rights to activate that feature.

What you need to do in such situations? - Please contact your site collection administrators and mention the complete details so that they can activate the feature for you / tell them to assign you site collection admin rights -(this is sometimes difficult if they follow the policy)

Product Applies to:
-SharePoint Server 2010
-SharePoint Foundation 2010

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know.

I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, thank you.


Your feedback is always appreciated. I will try to reply to your queries as soon as possible- Amol Ghuge

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