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I am trying to run a workflow on a list where anonymous read/write access is enabled (SP 2010).

The workflow works fine for authenticated users, but fails miserably for anonymous users ("failed to start" message).

I have tried both standard steps and impersonated steps, same result.

I am looking for clues, to see if the issue is specific to my environment, or a general issue with SharePoint.


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