On the health monitor, under server side dependencies, I've received the following error that I'm sure people have seen before.
[MissingFeature] Database [WSS_Content] has reference(s) to a missing feature: Id = [6984f8e8-f991-4ae0-aa23-0
5], Name = [Feature Demo], Description = , Install Location = [FeatureDemo]. The feature with Id 6984f8e8-f991-4ae0-aa23-02
is referenced in the database [WSS_Content], but is not installed on the current farm. The missing feature may cause upgrade to fail. Please install any solution which contains the feature and restart upgrade if necessary.
I also get an error under content databases, which seems to be caused by the same thing, orphaned features in the content database. I know how this happened but I'm not sure why.
I created a few features that weren't working even though they were installing and activating fine. I tried many install/activations and many uninstall/deactivations. I finally wiped everything out. First I deacativated all features (there were only about 4 that I created) and uninstalled them all and then even wiped out their feature folders in the features directory under SP root. Then i deleted the site collection and created a new one in it's place.
So it would appear that somehow, even if you do a proper deactivation first and then a proper uninstall, these don't really do what they advertise and apparently do not do their job by removing it's content database reference. I would rather not have to perfectly recreate these features with the exact original guids and reintroduce these folders back into the features folder
I ran stsadm -o databaserepair -url "https://myrootaddress.com
" -databasename WSS_Content -deletecorruption
I don't believe I had any syntax errors because it ran for a few secs but it returned to the prompt with no output. Ran the reanalyze now for the error in Central admin and it's still shows up as an error. Restarted the iis, but it didn't help.
Has anybody else run into this really stupid problem maybe when they tried an upgrade??