I cant find any reference to what exactly the -WorkflowHostURI is for. Do I need to create the URI first? or does the tag create the URI for me? is that the site I need to go to manage my workflows once its created and finally what do the examples translate to for someone who have the administration skills of a 4 year old? Because otherwise I am copying and pasting it exactly as the examples are written.


I think I have it now its not giving me an error but its taking forever to show any evidence that its done or have started.

My issue (I think) was that I had the site collection also in the URL for the workflow. I (think) its just the servername and port

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WorkflowHostURI is the url of the Workflow services, Once you install and configure the Workflow Manager then you will see IIS site for the Workflow Manager( typically called Workflow Management Site).

This site configured on 12290(for https) and 12291(for Http). URL usually server name:port number

This is end point for the WF manager service as we have for other service applications.

As per the Technet.

WorkflowHostUri: Specifies a string of the full URI for the Workflow Service.

in order to get the URI url: http://Servername:12290 or 12291( depend upon Https or http).

So on the server where u see the workflow managet Site in the IIS then that is the ServerName.

Here's the command that worked for my environment where my SharePoint URL is http://sp.apple.com and the Web Front End server is named sharepointwfe. Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite "http://sp.apple.com" -WorkflowHostUri "http://sharepointwfe:12291" -AllowOAuthHttp

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  • Great! I dont want to sound like a moron but I am in these areas. Where can I find the full URL for the Workflow Management Site within IIS? All I can get is a localhost version of it. I need that address in order to complete this workflow registration – user48408 Nov 2 '15 at 19:58
  • still not working as of set the Register script does tell me to look at the InnerException but I am unclear where that InnerException would be stored. I assume I need to find out via researching on SharePoint Management Shell – user48410 Nov 2 '15 at 20:25
  • what the error you are getting? could you please share the screen print – Waqas Sarwar MVP Nov 2 '15 at 20:43

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