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I need a way to stop 100 running workflows. I know that I can do it manually by clicking the elements in a list and canceling the associated workflow. However, this would take a while, and I can't spend all day doing that. I also know there is a way to do this with MS Powershell scripting, but I cannot change the scripting policy to allow scripting, so that is not an option. Is there any other way to automate this task?

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If you don't want to use Powershell, then only option is to open the site in Designer and remove them.

Hope the suggestion helps!

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Haha, so the one by one option? :) I do have a problem however. I am trying to do the manual way for now, and when I cancel the workflow, the status of the option does not change. The reason I am doing this is because the running workflows are starting to tax the sharepoint server. If I straight up delete the item, will the corresponding workflow end? – Brandon C. Jun 5 '14 at 8:22

You can go to List Settings, Select Workflows Settings, and Click Remove Workflow, remove all the workflows - that will get rid of everything - if you want the workflow back, return to Designer and republish it.

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