Fix: “The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature” Error on Content Organizer

Problem: I need to enable ‘content organizer’ in the site feature. However, when I tried activating the “Content Organizer” feature from SharePoint Online site features page, I got an error message:

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature ‘FeatureDefinition/15/0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e’ (ID: ‘0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e’). Hidden features cannot be auto-activated across scopes. There may be one or more visible Site Collection scoped features that auto-activate the dependent hidden feature.

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped Feature

Solution:

The error message is kind of misleading! We don’t need to force activate any hidden features. To enable the “content organizer” site feature, activate these two features at the site collection level:

  1. SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection features
  2. SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features

Now, Try to activate the content organizer feature again, and it should be activated without issues.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

2 thoughts on “Fix: “The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature” Error on Content Organizer

  • Thanks for posting this. Unfortunately this still doesn’t work. I’m using a communication site collection and activated SharePoint Server Enterprise Site features and SharePoint Server Standard Site features. Then I tried to activate Content Organizer but got the error “The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature ‘FeatureDefinition/15/…. “

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  • Thanks very helpful

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