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Yes! That is the point of workflows, they are not like you think with services where they have to stop whenever a server restarts, but it is processed in batches and states. For example, the action "Pause until date" the workflow will really resume whenever the date passes, even if it is 10 minutes afterwards.


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In such cases it's better to use custom activities in Sharepoint Designer that allow you to implement business process you need. There are 2 ways of how to do it: 1. Code your own workflow activities using Visual Studio or 2. Use any of 3-rd party ready to use workflow activities for Sharepoint Designer. The one I've seen is Virto Sharepoint Workflow ...


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It will. When an item is paused like that, the information is serialized to the database and will get picked up by the workflow timer job when the time comes to wake up and do something. This has been the behavior ever since I can recall.



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