Missing features errors in current farm while working on cumulative updates

sns 9,226 Reputation points

After patching upgrade that is after running psconfig command, With respect to few databases we are seeing errors like features are missing in the current farm , I want to eliminate those missing features from farm. Is there way to do it?

please suggest.


We are not allowed to install any tool in the server to

Remove features

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  1. AllenXu-MSFT 15,846 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @sns,

    You can remove missing feature using PowerShell:

    function Remove-SPFeatureFromContentDB($ContentDb, $FeatureId, [switch]$ReportOnly)  
        $db = Get-SPDatabase | where { $_.Name -eq $ContentDb }  
        [bool]$report = $false  
        if ($ReportOnly) { $report = $true }  
        $db.Sites | ForEach-Object {  
            Remove-SPFeature -obj $_ -objName "site collection" -featId $FeatureId -report $report  
            $_ | Get-SPWeb -Limit all | ForEach-Object {  
                Remove-SPFeature -obj $_ -objName "site" -featId $FeatureId -report $report  
    function Remove-SPFeature($obj, $objName, $featId, [bool]$report)  
        $feature = $obj.Features[$featId]  
        if ($feature -ne $null) {  
            if ($report) {  
                write-host "Feature found in" $objName ":" $obj.Url -foregroundcolor Red  
                try {  
                    $obj.Features.Remove($feature.DefinitionId, $true)  
                    write-host "Feature successfully removed from" $objName ":" $obj.Url -foregroundcolor Red  
                catch {  
                    write-host "There has been an error trying to remove the feature:" $_  
        else {  
            write-host "Feature ID specified does not exist in" $objName ":" $obj.Url  
    $contentDatabaseName = Read-Host "Enter the Content Datbase name:"  
    $featureId = Read-Host "Enter the feature Id :"  
    Remove-SPFeatureFromContentDB -ContentDB $contentDatabaseName -FeatureId $featureId –ReportOnly  

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