How to Resolve a Correlation ID Error when Creating a New Custom Site Template in SharePoint 2013

If you see a Correlation
error when creating a new site or custom site template, this means that
your server does not have the feature associated with the Correlation ID shown on your page installed on it. In this article,
we’ll show you how to install and activate the missing feature.

a new site template

To begin, upload your site template.  To do this, go to Site Settings and, under Web
Galleries, select Solutions:

Select your site template and click Activate:

Next, go to Site
and create a new subsite:

Under Select
a template
, click on the Custom
tab and select the site template
that you added above. Click the Create

After you click Create,
you will get the below message.

the Correlation ID error:

Step 1: Navigate to your farm and right-click on the Command
.  Select Run as

Step 2: After you click on Run
as administrator
, a black window will appear.  In the window, enter the following path:

cd C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedYoub Server

Next, in the Command Prompt window, enter the command line below using the
following syntax:

stsadm -o activatefeature -id <the
guid> -url http://[name]


<the guid> is
the Correlation ID which appeared on
the error page.

http://[name] is the
URL of the portal site which appeared in the error message.

After you have run the command line above, return
to your portal site and recreate
the custom site template.

If you still get an error message with a Correlation ID, copy only THAT Correlation ID and enter the command
line (using the syntax above) into the Command

Repeat these steps until you have activated all
the required features on your farm.

Step 3: When all of the
desired features on your farm have been successfully activated, you will be
able to create your custom site.

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