I have created a simple workflow using SharePoint designer, with the following settings:-

  • Start workflow when an item is created or changes:-

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  • To send email to the “Assigned to Approvals”.

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  • The email settings is :-

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But if I create or modify a wiki page no email is being sent & also when I checked the “Site setting -- workflow settings” I can not find the “test” workflow I have created and published inside the SharePoint designer .

please note that my outgoing email is configured correctly , because user alerts are sending emails. also the "Assigned To Approves" is a custom column with the following settings:-

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can anyone advice please what is causing this problem ?

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    Are you making updates with System Account? Can you try any other account.. – Arsalan Adam Khatri Sep 18 '14 at 12:44
  • You mean system account for creating the workflow ? or for creating wiki pages ? – john Gu Sep 18 '14 at 15:52
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    Did you try any other account, workflows do not run under System Account.. This was a security update introduced in SharePoint 2010. – Arsalan Adam Khatri Sep 18 '14 at 20:03
  • unfortunelty i can only access the server using my account which is also a system account. so is there any way to get around this? as this is a test server so i have defined my account to be a system account also ? – john Gu Sep 18 '14 at 23:03
  • If its a test server, create another as well.. give proper permissions so that he can execute workflow and see how it works.. – Arsalan Adam Khatri Sep 19 '14 at 0:13

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