MOSS 2007 RTM to SP3 => The feature '2b1e4cbf-b5ba-48a4-926a-37100ad77dee' is not installed on the farm


Good Afternoon.

Some days ago one of our customers was updating a MOSS 2007 environment from RTM to SP3, without applying any update between RTM and SP3. He opened a support case and reported the following issue.

[ERROR] [15/05/2012 9:43:19]: Template OSRV#0: Exception thrown in activating
SPSite scoped features for SPSite with URL http://centraldamin/ssp/admin
(Id=21cc6e91-21f0-4393-b13a-f60bb5610c46). Skipping this SPSite for template upgrade. Exception: System.InvalidOperationException: La característica '2b1e4cbf-b5ba-48a4-926a-37100ad77dee' no está instalada en este conjunto. No puede agregarse a este ámbito.

en Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureCollection.AddInternal(Guid featureId,
SPFeaturePropertyCollection properties, Boolean force, Boolean fMarkOnly)
en Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureCollection.Add(Guid featureId, Boolean force)
en Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPWebTemplateSequence.ActivateSiteFeatures(List`1 lstsiteidToUpgrade, List`1& lstsiteidExceptions, List`1& lstwebinfoExceptions

Fortunately, the error is old known issue. It turns out that the Infrastructure update installs new features related to the Central Admin and to the Share Services Providers.

In order to solve it, it's need to install those feature using the command psconfig.exe -cmd installfeatures

Then the customer pointed us to a blog from a former Microsoft fellow talking in a further detail about that feature in subject:

"2b1e4cbf-b5ba-48a4-926a-37100ad77dee', is basically the “S2SearchAdmin”"

So for more info I would like to share with all of you the blog that the customer pointed.:

I hope it will be useful for you.


Kind Regards.

Héctor Calvarro Martín. SharePoint Dev/Core. Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer for EMEA