Every once in awhile, we run into a situation with SharePoint 2010’s Managed Metadata where the feature is not enabled and not available.
Here is the scenario:
- You are creating a new column of type “Managed Metadata”
- When selecting the managed term set, you discover the following message:
The required feature is not enabled for this column type
- You navigate to
Site Actions –> Site Settings –> Site Collection Administration –> Site Collection Features
… and discover there is *no* managed metadata feature…
(All steps below must be executed on the server hosting SharePoint 2010)
- Launch the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell from the start menu/All Programs
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products –> SharePoint 2010 Management Shell
(Wait for it… it is slow)
- Execute the following command line at the prompt
(Remember to replace [URL] with your site’s URL)
Enable-SPFeature -id “73EF14B1-13A9-416B-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C” -url [URL]
In our experience, this has been the result of creating the top level site in the site collection using the Blank Site template.
Now, go enjoy your meta data!