Right now I have a Custom Workflow Activity, I've developed on a test server and it's working fine. However when bundled into a .wsp on the test server and deployed to production, SharePoint Designer 2007 doesn't even see the workflow. I've already checked the following:

  • GAC on production server, it's there, same version as test
  • Workflow .actions file is perfectly in sync between test and production
  • Opened up the .cab and checked the feature.xml file, all looks ok.

I'm guessing it's a server sync issue of some sort, but where would I start from here?

EDIT: It's a farm scoped feature, verified it's installed and deployed.

  • I would also check the web.config settings, because sometimes, web.config doesn't contain the tags for register custom actions and also, another missing tags can result in problematic experience in SPD. Oct 1 '15 at 21:53

I would check to verify the feature is enabled at whichever scope it is set (Farm, WebApplication, Site, or Web).

  • Good idea, though I checked and it's enabled.
    – tekiegreg
    Dec 5 '11 at 22:50
  • Have you tried retracting, removing, reading, and redeploying it? Dec 5 '11 at 23:56
  • I would, but at this time we just made a business decision not to proceed further with the issue. So ultimately we won't test.
    – tekiegreg
    Dec 6 '11 at 0:40

Ensure that the workflow activites are registered in web.config by your feature. For e.g.

      <authorizedType Assembly="System.Workflow.Activities, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" Namespace="System.Workflow.*" TypeName="*" Authorized="True" />

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