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We had an old WFE crash, so we simply removed it from the farm and retired it. Now, several months later, I'm finding intermittent errors in the Workflow Manager client - apparently because it can't resolve the old server's name.

The server itself is gone, so I can't get on it and uninstall the client the proper way. I've been searching but so far all results only concern removing a server by accessing the server locally and uninstalling.

How can I remove an obsolete & unavailable server from my Workflow Manager farm?


More Info:

Using 'Get-WFFarm' on one of the active servers shows only the 5 active hosts. However, errors in the ULS logs show that the workflow client is attempting to resolve the old server name and cannot.

  • How many servers in the workflow farms? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Sep 14 '18 at 14:51
  • Six total, five once I remove this server. – Omegacron Sep 14 '18 at 14:53
  • ia m not asking about the SharePoint but Workflow Manager farm, run this on the server where workflow manager installed...(Get-WFFarm).hosts – Waqas Sarwar MVP Sep 14 '18 at 15:00
  • Yes, there were originally six hosts in the workflow farm – Omegacron Sep 14 '18 at 15:21
  • U are seeing old host in powershell output? Do u have load balancer infornt of ur workflow manager? Btw wfm support 1,3 or 5 servers in farm. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Sep 14 '18 at 15:23

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