Fix “Features Missing” issue in SharePoint Migration

Preupgradecheck reported the issue: The following feature(s) are referenced by the content, but they are not installed on the webserver.

  • Name = Unknown, Feature id = 657b219d-2cf6-4e97-b6d2-fdcda01afde6, Reference count = 9, Scope = Web, Status = MissingThe following feature(s) are referenced by the content, but they are not installed on the web server

What is this? and how to deal with this?
Well, this occurs when you have a faulty feature in the SharePoint environment. Here are the best tools/techniques in my experience to solve this issue:


This will be our primary analysis and reporting tool, providing us with invaluable information regarding your SharePoint 2007 farm and actions that may be required to be taken prior to upgrading to SharePoint 2010. It is good to have October CU: where the preupgradecheck is enhanced further. 

To get list of features information:

stsadm -o enumallwebs -includefeatures > FeaturesReport.txt

Try to De-activate  & Un-install the faulty/missing feature first!

STSADM -o deactivatefeature -id <feature-id> -url <site-url> -force

stsadm -o uninstallfeature -id <ID>

Feature Admin Tool:

You can find and delete faulty features from the farm using Feature Admin Tool. This is a very handy tool, make sure you test before you remove these faulty features. Removing these features should fix most of the errors on the pre-upgrade check.

Feature Admin Tool to remove faulty features

Download at:

SharePoint Manager:

You can use SharePoint Manager from Codeplex: SharePoint Manager

spm delete feature

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

2 thoughts on “Fix “Features Missing” issue in SharePoint Migration

  • July 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    The SharePoint Admin screen shot shows a delete site feature menu option that does not exist on my installation. I do you enable delete site feature?


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