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Make Features with scope 'Farm' or 'WebApplication' visible

Feature of scope 'Farm' or 'WebApplication' should not be hidden. They are not visible for the farm administrator in the Central Administration and cannot be deactivated via the UI e.g. in case of problems. If the feature is visible in the Central Administration the farm administrator can easier identify available and activated features.

CheckId SPC042103
TypeName MakeFeaturesWithScopeFarmOrWebAppVisible
Severity CriticalWarning
Type Feature

A Feature with scope 'Farm' or 'WebApplication' should set 'Hidden="FALSE"' to make the feature visible in Central Administration and allow the deactivation by the farm administrator in case of problems.

To suppress this violation in XML SharePoint code add the following comment right before the XML tag which causes the rule violation. Learn more about SuppressMessage here.

<!-- "SuppressMessage":{"rule":"SPC042103:MakeFeaturesWithScopeFarmOrWebAppVisible","justification":"Provide reason for suppression here"} -->
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