We’re currently in the process of moving from a staging environment to a new production environment migrating content from one to the other. After migration there was an error on a standard site which basically had no content and one document library. The error had to do with a missing feature, but only gave the GUID for the feature and the ID of the list. I needed to find what feature was missing.
First I ran stsadm -o enumsolutions on the stage box to see if I could get lucky and find the feature that way. No luck.
My next stop was the database looking directly for the feature by ID. I did find it, but it didn’t yield any info that pointed me to the feature name.
Last resort, Google. I did a search for the first part of the GUID and low and behold I found this List of Features with GUIDs. Exactly what I needed! That told me we were missing the core feature from the “Fantastic 40“. Apparently, the group using that site had used one of the features from that set a while back and since removed it, but there was a hook left in somewhere. After installing the application core, problem solved.