Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID has already been installed in this farm. Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature in SharePoint 2016 timer job

Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID SharePoint 2016

In this post, we will discuss how we can resolve the issue which comes when we deploy a timer job into SharePoint 2016 on-premise environment. While we were developing a custom timer job we faced the issue. The error comes as:

An error occurred in deployment step ‘add solution’ a timer job process feature with ID FeatureID has already been installed in this farm. Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature. It looks like below:

Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID
Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID

An error occurred in deployment step add solution a timer job process feature with ID FeatureID

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Solution:
Open the solution in visual studio 2015, open the feature and then press F4 which will open the Properties windows. In the Properties windows, by default Always Force Install will be False. Make that to true. So the property should look like below:

Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID SharePoint 2016
Error occurred in deployment step add solution a timerjobprocess feature with ID FeatureID SharePoint 2016

After this when you will deploy from visual studio 2015, the error will not come.

Hope this will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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