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Install and Configure Workflow For SharePoint Server 2013

Posted by Shiju Joseph Articles | Workflow Foundation in C# December 10, 2013
This article shows how to install and configure a workflow for SharePoint Server 2013.
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Introduction

The only platform available when you first install SharePoint Server 2013 is the SharePoint 2010 Workflow platform. The SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform and the Project Server platform require additional steps.

The SharePoint 2010 Workflow platform installs automatically when you install SharePoint Server 2013. The SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform requires the Workflow Manager and must be installed separately and then configured to work with your SharePoint Server 2013 farm.

The Workflow Manager is a new kind of application server that hosts/manages workflow execution. The SharePoint 2013 workflow is based on the .Net Framework 4.0.

Now we will learn the procedure for installing and configuring the workflow.

In the first step open the Web Platform Installer and add the Workflow Manager 1.0.

Add the Workflow Manager

Click on the "Install" button;

Install button

Then "Continue".

Install continue

The next step is the Workflow Manager configuration wizard. We have three options here to configure the workflow. Here I am selecting the second option "Configure Workflow Manager with custom setting".

workflow manager configuration

Enter the credentials here:

credentials

Click on "Next".

Next Step

Enter the certificate credentials.

certificate credentials

Service Bus Configuration steps:

Service Bus Configuration

Configure the certificates,

Configure the certificates

Get the summary of the configuration.

summary of the configuration

Get the PowerShell Commands for the configuration.

PowerShell Commands

Configuration progress window:

Configuration progress window

And we have the option for updating the configuration.

update the configuration

Looking good. After the preceding steps, open the IIS and we can see the new WorkflowManagement Site has been created.

open the IIS

We need to check that the new service Workflow Manager has been started.

new service Workflow manager

The new tables are created in the SQL Server.

tables created in the SQL Server

Run the following command in the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell:
 
Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite http://sptest/ -WorkflowHostUri http://sptest:12291 -AllowOAuthHttp

Run the command in SharePoint Management Shell

We have now completed the workflow configuration, open the SharePoint designer and create a new workflow. Yes here we have the options for creating a SharePoint 2013 Workflow.

completed the workflow configuration

Wow
Verifying the Workflow Configuration

How to Remove the Workflow Configuration Manager

Click on the Workflow Manger Configuration.

Select Workflow Manger Configuration

Click on "Leave Workflow Manager Farm".

Leave Workflow Manager Farm

Then we can see the Summary List Window.

Summary List Window

Successfully removed the existing Workflow Configuration.

Successfully removed

Summary

In this article we explored how to install and configure the workflow for SharePoint Server 2013.

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