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Mar 31
“Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site” when deploying an app from Visual Studio 2012 to a host-named site collection in SharePoint 2013

This error message occurs when you are using Visual Studio 2012 to deploy an app to a SharePoint 2013 under the following circumstances

  • The site you are using is a host-named site collection that is not the root site collection for the web application AND
  • the site is not a developer site


To avoid this error message, you can either

  • deploy to the root site collection of the web application (and not the host-named site collection) – which is not a valid choice sometimes
  • Enable the "Developer Site" Feature in your target site by executing the following PowerShell command:
    Enable-SPFeature -Identity e374875e-06b6-11e0-b0fa-57f5dfd72085 -url <siteurl>


  • Enable the "App Sideloading" Feature in your target site:
    Enable-SPFeature -Identity AE3A1339-61F5-4f8f-81A7-ABD2DA956A7D –url <siteurl>
  • Deploy to a developer site (which has the features already enabled)
it does not work with me. the error continues to appear... what shoul i do?
4/29/2013 10:23 AM
It worked...
3/25/2015 10:58 PM
can we deploy SharePoint hosted app using side loader feature without visual studio?
4/22/2015 1:01 PM
It does not work with me
10/23/2015 11:26 AM
how to disable
6/21/2016 6:14 AM


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