Step-by-step guide explaining how to configure the Workflow Management Service in SharePoint 2013

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By default, in SharePoint 2013, Workflow Manager Service is not configured. Workflow Manager Service has to be downloaded, installed and configured manually before it can be used in SP 2013. Here is a step by step walk-through.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Web Platform Installer

My version of WPI is 4.5

Step 2: Search for Workflow. You will get the below list

Step 3: Select Workflow Manger 1.0, click Add and then “Install”

Step 4:  Click on “I Accept”

Step 5:  Click on “Continue”

Step 6:  Click on “Continue”

Step 7:  Click on “Configure Workflow Manager with Custom Settings”

Step 8:  Click on all ” Test  Connection” buttons

Step 9:  Supply User details and Passwords

Step 10:  Accept the defaults  and check “Allow Workflow management over HTTP on this computer” option as your system is not configured for HTTPS.

Step 11:  Next task is Service Bus configuration.

Step 12:  Do test connections and select “use the same account” and “use the same certificate” options.


Step 13:  Accept the summary screen

Step 14:  Now, installation in progress and it will take couple of


Step 15:  Installation complete


Step 16:  Check Application Pool “WorkflowMgmtPool” running or not

Step 17:  Check web site “Workflow Management  Site” running or not

Step 18:  Install Cumulative updates. First install cumulative update of Service Bus



Step 19:  Install Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 1

Step 20:  Do IIS RESET

Step 21:  Workflow Service Status will still remain “Not Connected”(http://<<server>>/_admin/WorkflowServiceStatus.aspx)

Step 22:  You need to register “Workflow Manger”. For that, Open Management Shell

Step 23:  Give this command “Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite “http://xxxx” -WorkflowHostUri “http://xxxx:12291” – AllowOAuthHttp

Step 24:  Refresh the page. Your Workflow Service Status is “connected” now.

Step 25:  You can also verify this using SharePoint Designer. For that, connect to the server

Step 26:  Select Workflow, click on List workflow. Check the platform type by clicking on Platform Type Selection box. You will see both SharePoint 2010 Workflow and SharePoint 2013 Workflow.

Leave a comment when it makes your task easy. Good Luck!

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