18 March 2009

Feature '00bfea71-e717-4e80-aa17-d0c71b360101' for list template '101' is not installed in this farm

Feature '00bfea71-e717-4e80-aa17-d0c71b360101' for list template '101' is not installed in this farm.  The operation could not be completed.

If you are one of those who have come across this error, then you are not alone. And I know the feeling that goes with it as you see all your web pages throw up random errors which you could make very less meaning of.

I came across this error when I was uninstalling a custom feature that I had written for a site. As complex as the error seemed to be, the solution couldn’t have been much simpler. SharePoint had somehow uninstalled the default Document Library template while uninstalling my custom feature. The solution to this is to re-install the Document Library template which is implemented as a feature in SharePoint.

You should find the feature.xml file in the “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\DocumentLibrary” location.

Run the stsadm command as shown below

Stsadm –o installfeature –filename C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\DocumentLibrary\feature.xml


  1. I believe missing from this is the -m parameter that is required. Do you know what that parameter should be - as it is, I cannot get this to work since I am missing the parameter.

  2. i tried running the command but got command line error. I think missing -name parameter