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Deactivatefeature: Stsadm operation (Windows SharePoint Services)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 26, 2007

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2007-04-26

Operation name: Deactivatefeature

Deactivates a feature in the feature collection.

Syntax

stsadm -o deactivatefeature

   -filename

   -name <feature folder>

   -id <feature ID>

   [-url] <URL name>

   [-force]

Parameters

Parameter

Value

Required?

Description

filename

A valid file path, such as "MyFeature\Feature.xml"

Yes

Path to feature must be a relative path to the 12\Template\Features directory. Can be any standard character that the Windows system supports for a file name.

NoteNote:

If the feature file is not found on disk, the following error message is returned: "Failed to find the XML file at location '12\Template\Features\<file path>'."

name

Name of the feature directory, such as “MyFeature”

Yes

Name of the feature to deactivate

id

A valid GUID, such as “21d186e1-7036-4092-a825-0eb6709e9281”

Yes

GUID that identifies the feature definition to remove

NoteNote:

If the ID is specified but the feature does not exist, the following error message is displayed: "The feature with Id '<id>' is not currently installed. Use 'force' to deactivate it at this scope."

url

A valid URL, such as http://server_name

Yes

URL of the site collection or Web site to which the feature is being deactivated

force

<none>

No

Specifies that a deactivation of the feature will be forced.

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