How to activate the Taxonomy feature in SharePoint 2010

In this article we will be seeing how to resolve "The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C") has not been activated" error.

Sometimes when you try to use the Managed Metadata column type in SharePoint 2010 you may get an error saying "The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C") has not been activated".

Activating the Taxonomy Feature using Power Shell:

  • GO to Start menu.

  • Go to SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and select Run as Administrator.

  • In the command prompt, type each of the following commands.

Enable-SPFeature -id 73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C -URL http://<Server>

  • <Server>- is the SharePoint server name.

  • Now you have activated the Taxonomy Feature.


Activating the Taxonomy Feature using STSADM command:

  • GO to Start menu.

  • Go to SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and select Run as Administrator.

  • In the command prompt, type each of the following commands.

STSADM -o activatefeature -id 73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C -url http://< Server > -force

  • <Server>- is the SharePoint server name.

  • Now you have activated the Taxonomy Feature.