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SharePoint 2010 Feature Scopes & Activation Location

Posted by Paul on May 16, 2013


Depending on the Feature Scope, we need to Activate it from different locations.

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Feature Activation Matrix

Following is the Feature Scope & Activation location.

Scope

Location

Site

SharePoint Site > Site Actions > Site Settings > Manage Site Features

Site Collection

SharePoint Site > Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Collection Features

Web Application

Central Administration > Manage Web Applications > Manage Features

Farm

Central Administration > Manage Farm Features

Feature Scopes

As you know we have 4 types of scope:

1. Site (web site)

2. Site Collection

3. Web Application

4. Farm

To view it, open your project in Visual Studio & double click on the Features item from Solution Explorer.

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After deploying the soluiton, you can Activate/Deactivate feature from the corresponding page.

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For activating Site scoped feature, open SharePoint site & go to Site Actions > Site Settings > Manage Site Features page.

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You can Activate / Deactivate corresponding feature.

For activating Site Collection scoped feature, open SharePoint site collection top-level site & go to Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Collection Features page.

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For activating Farm scoped feature, open Central Administration > Manage Farm Features page.

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For activating Web Application scoped feature, open Central Administration > Manage Web Applications page & then Select web application, Manage Features from the Toolbar.

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You can also activate features using PowerShell. For more information on Feature Scope & Items, see the References section.


References

http://bit.ly/YMyINQ

Summary

In this article we have explored the Feature Activation locations based on the Scope.

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