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Oops, the Installation Has Failed! Scripting Capabilities Are Not Enabled on This Site


If you tried installing ShortPoint from ShortPoint Dashboard and you received an error saying:

Scripting capabilities are not enabled on this site. Please enable scripting capabilities to install ShortPoint on Classic Pages. If you don't want to install ShortPoint on Classic Pages, please disable Install for Classic Pages and then run the installation again.

The error looks like this:

Installation has failed notification


You are trying to install ShortPoint SPFx for both modern and classic pages. But scripting capabilities are not enabled on the site and it is required for ShortPoint SPFx to work on classic sites and pages.

Solution 1: Go with Modern Pages only

This option does not require enabling scripting capabilities. There are some really great features introduced in Modern SharePoint Framework, and we are sure you will love our Modern ShortPoint Experience too!

Important: With this option, you shall no longer be able to use ShortPoint on classic pages.

Solution 2: Go with both Classic and Modern Pages by Enabling Scripting Capabilities

Enabling Scripting Capabilities allows you to use ShortPoint on Classic Pages, too.

NOTEStarting March 2024, Microsoft will remove the ability to enable scripting capabilities in the SharePoint admin center. 

Custom Script in Admin Center

However, users can still enable this option through PowerShell.

Check out the tutorials below to learn how to enable Scripting Capabilities using PowerShell:

Happy Installing!

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