Enable-SPFeature

Enables an installed SharePoint Feature at the given scope.

Syntax

Enable-SPFeature
      [-Identity] <SPFeatureDefinitionPipeBind>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Force]
      [-PassThru]
      [-Url <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-SPFeature
      [-Identity] <SPFeatureDefinitionPipeBind>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Force]
      [-PassThru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-CompatibilityLevel <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Enable-SPFeature cmdlet enables an installed feature at the given scope. If the feature is a farm feature, no URL is needed. Otherwise, provide the URL where the feature is to be enabled and it will be enabled at the proper scope based on the Feature definition.

This cmdlet has no output unless the PassThru parameter is provided, in which case the SPFeatureDefinition object for the newly enabled feature is returned.

If you try to use the Url parameter on a farm-scoped feature, you receive the following error message:

The feature '<feature name>' applies to the entire farm; the Url parameter cannot be used with farm-scoped features.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831).

Examples

--------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------

C:\PS>Enable-SPFeature -identity "MyCustom" -URL http://somesite

This example enables the "MyCustom" site scoped SharePoint Feature at http://somesite.

--------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------

C:\PS>$w = Get-SPWeb http://somesite/myweb | ForEach{ $_.URL }

C:\PS>Get-SPFeature -Web $w |%{ Enable-SPFeature -Identity $_ -URL $w}

This example enables all SharePoint Features in the subsite at http://somesite/myweb.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the name of the Feature or GUID to uninstall.

The type must be the name of the Feature folder located in the 14\Template\Features folder or GUID, in the form 21d186e1-7036-4092-a825-0eb6709e9281.

Type:SPFeatureDefinitionPipeBind
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-CompatibilityLevel

{{Fill CompatibilityLevel Description}}

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Force

Forces the activation of a Feature. This causes any custom code associated with the Feature to rerun.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-PassThru

If provided, the cmdlet outputs the Feature definition object after enable.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Url

Specifies the URL of the Web application, site collection, or Web site for which the Feature is being activated.

The type must be a valid URL; for example, http://server_name.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-WhatIf

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016