About SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure RRS feed

  • Question

  • In SharePoint 2013, when we creared a new site collection, the feature "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" is inactive by default.

    I know when we activate this feature once time, we can't use "Save site as template" any more. And some of feartures will be activated by this action. (we can use "Get-SPFeature" to get features which status is active.)

    If we already use those feature doing something.

    Then, we deactivate "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" fearture again, and now we can see some of features which actived by "Activate" action are still alive.

    Q: Whether can I still use those features normally although the "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" fearture is inactive ?

    Is there other effects ?

    Thank you very much.

    • Edited by Maggie Wei Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:07 AM
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:05 AM


All replies

  • If you plan on using the SharePoint Publishing features than the option should be enabled to clear up any issues that may come later while troubleshooting other issues.
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:23 PM
  • Hi Maggie,

    What features you are using which status still “Active” after deactivate “SharePoint server Publishing Infrastructure”?

    Please check if the feature depend on this feature and belong to publishing feature, if yes, these features might fail to function.


    Publishing features overview


    Best regards,

    Grace Wang

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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:25 AM
  • Thank you for your reply.

    When I actived “SharePoint server Publishing Infrastructure” ,the following features will be activated on my team site.


    PublishingPrerequisites        a392da98-270b-4e85-9769-04c0fde267aa         
    PublishingSite                 f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa          
    SearchEngineOptimization       17415b1d-5339-42f9-a10b-3fef756b84d1      
    Navigation                     89e0306d-453b-4ec5-8d68-42067cdbf98e               
    PublishingMobile               57cc6207-aebf-426e-9ece-45946ea82e4a           
    SearchTaxonomyRefinementWeb... 8c34f59f-8dfb-4a39-9a08-7497237e3dc4     
    ViewFormPagesLockDown          7c637b23-06c4-472d-9a9a-7c175762c5c4      
    PublishingLayouts              d3f51be2-38a8-4e44-ba84-940d35be1566    
    PublishingResources            aebc918d-b20f-4a11-a1db-9ed84d79c87e       
    HtmlDesign                     a4c654e4-a8da-4db3-897c-a386048f7157    
    Translation                    4e7276bc-e7ab-4951-9c4b-a74d44205c32        
    SearchTaxonomyRefinementWeb... 67ae7d04-6731-42dd-abe1-ba2a5eaa3b48    
    EnterpriseWikiLayouts          a942a218-fa43-4d11-9d85-c01e3e3a37cb


    After deactivate "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" fearture again, the following features are still alive.

    What about these feartures ?

    SearchTaxonomyRefinementWeb... 8c34f59f-8dfb-4a39-9a08-7497237e3dc4  
    ViewFormPagesLockDown          7c637b23-06c4-472d-9a9a-7c175762c5c4  
    SearchTaxonomyRefinementWeb... 67ae7d04-6731-42dd-abe1-ba2a5eaa3b48

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:26 AM
  • For same-scoped features, 

    If a Feature is deactivated, SharePoint Foundation deactivates a same-scope dependent hidden Feature when the last visible Feature that has an activation dependency on that hidden Feature is deactivated. See: Activation Dependencies and Scope: Activation Dependency Rules; and also: SharePoint 2010 Feature Activation Dependency Usage

    Thus, these remaining features are probably depended on by another feature.  I recommend leaving them there. See Mirjam's excellent article for more on Publishing: SharePoint Publishing Features Functionality. To explore feature dependencies in depth, user PowerShell: How can I find the Feature Activation Dependency Powershell

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:21 PM