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I am trying to fix a paused workflow issue following this KB Article from Microsoft.

However, when I try to run the powershell command I get this error as shown below

PS C:\Users\admin> $webapp = Get-SPWebApplication -identity http://testportal:300

PS C:\Users\admin> $webapp.UpdateWorkflowConfigurationSetttings()

Method invocation failed because [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebAppl
ication] doesn't contain a method named 'UpdateWorkflowConfigurationSetttings.
At line:1 char:45
+ $webapp.UpdateWorkflowConfigurationSetttings <<<< ()
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (UpdateWorkflowConfigurationSe
   tttings:String) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound

Powershell says SPWebapplication does not contain the method Updateworkflowconfigurationsettings however as per MSDN SDK reference , this method exists.

Please suggest what am I missing here.

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You've specified Settttttings with a triple t – Per Jakobsen Oct 8 '12 at 12:36
Jakobsen, nice catch! :) – Arsalan Adam Khatri Oct 8 '12 at 12:44
Thanks Per ! That was really a catch. I have sent a feedback to Microsoft on the same KB Article so that it saves poor souls like me :). – Arko D Oct 8 '12 at 12:49
It is 2015 and the mentioned MSDN still contains the same typo. – Mark Apr 17 '15 at 4:34
Also, may I know is above command required to be ran regularly to keep the workflow configuration up-to-date in Database? – Mark Apr 17 '15 at 4:35

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