MOSS 2007: Get Feature ID the easy and lazy way

Quick MOSS tip-o-the-day:

If you need to retrieve the ID (GUID) of a Feature, for running STSADM commands, etc, there’s a quick and easy way to do this for features that are currently activated:

1. Go to your Site Settings, where your features are listed and you see the Activate/Deactivate buttons.

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2. Press the Deactivate button (don’t worry, this goes to a confirmation page, so you’re not causing anything to happen yet)

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3. While you’re on the confirmation page, take a look at your browser address bar – voila, your feature ID:

http://server/_layouts/DeactivateFeature.aspx?FeatureId=f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa

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3 thoughts on “MOSS 2007: Get Feature ID the easy and lazy way

  1. Pingback: MOSS 2007: Get Feature ID the easy and lazy way « Brandon.ToString() « Het leren van SharePoint ontwikkeling

  2. Naveed

    🙂
    is there a way to find out web part ids..? My preupgradecheck and Test-SPContentDatabase reports have given large list of Missing WebPart IDs. I would like to figure out names of these web parts using missing web part ID

    Reply
  3. mkamoski1

    This is great when the Feature is currently activated. How about when the Feature is currently deactivated and you do not want to activate it just to find out?

    Reply

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