How to install Workflow Manager 2013

  1. Download Microsoft Web Platform installer from https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
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  2. Open Web Platform Installer. Select “Workflow Manager 1.0 Refresh”, click ‘Add’ and then ‘Install’.
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  3. Go through the configuration wizard and choose “Configure Workflow Manager with Custom Settings”
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    Supply user details and passwords, and accept the default values. Check “Allow Workflow management over HTTP on this computer” option if your system is not configured for HTTPS.
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    When you’ve finished the configuration wizard, check in IIS if the Application Pool “WorkflowMgmtPool” and the Site “Workflow Management Site” are running.
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  4. Use PowerShell to connect your SharePoint to the Workflow Manager
    Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite “*Url of you WebApplication or SiteCollection*" -WorkflowHostUri "http://workflow.example.com:12291" -AllowOAuthHttp
    (If you don’t know your WorkflowHostUri, check Get-WFFarm in PowerShell)
  5. Install Workflow Manager Client from Web Platform Installer
  6. Install Workflow Manager Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio 2012 from Web Platform Installer
  7. Check if Workflow Manager is configured correctly
    • Check in Central Administration (/_admin/WorkflowServiceStatus.aspx)
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    • Check in SharePoint DesignerTry to create a new Workflow and chose “SharePoint 2015 Workflow” as Platform Type.

Troubleshooting

  1. If you still can’t see the option “SharePoint 2013 Workflow” in SharePoint Designer, check if the following two hidden features are activated on your site collection. If not, use the PowerShell to do so (with –Force Attribute).
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    Workflow Service Store ID=”2c63df2b-ceab-42c6-aeff-b3968162d4b1″
    Workflow Task ID =”57311b7a-9afd-4ff0-866e-9393ad6647b1″
    Enable-SPFeature -Identity *Feature ID* –Url *SiteCollection URL* -Force
  2. Check if the Workflow Service Application Proxy is connected to your Web Application
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Uninstall Workflow Manager

If you want to uninstall Workflow Manger check this post.

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