Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Deactivate a SharePoint feature using PowerShell or STSADM

To Disable a SharePoint Feature, you must first determine the scope of the feature. If the scope is Web-based or is a site collection scope, the URL parameter is required. However, if the scope is farm-based, the URL parameter is not required.

Syntax - PowerShell

Disable-SPFeature [-Identity] <SPFeatureDefinitionPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-Url <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example disables the "MyCustom" Web site scoped feature at http://somesite.
Disable-SPFeature -identity "MyCustom" -URL http://somesite

This example disables all features in the subsite at http://somesite/myweb.
$w = Get-SPWeb http://somesite/myweb | ForEach{ $_.URL }
Get-SPFeature -Web $w |%{ Disable-SPFeature -Identity $_ -URL $w}

Syntax - STSADM

stsadm -o deactivatefeature
   -name <feature folder>
   -id <feature ID>
   [-url] <URL name>

A valid file path, such as "MyFeature\Feature.xml"
Path to feature must be a relative path to the 14\Template\Features directory. Can be any standard character that the Windows system supports for a file name.
Name of the feature directory, such as “MyFeature”
Name of the feature folder located in the 14\Template\Features directory
A valid GUID, e.g.  “11d186e-7306-4902-a825-0eb7609e9280”
GUID that identifies the feature to activate
A valid URL, such as http://server_name
URL of the Web application, site collection, or Web site to which the feature is being activated

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