I have an approval workflow that has the status "Failed On Start (retrying)" but it it appears to be running and is creating tasks for the approvers.

How do I update the status to say "In progress"? Can this be done in powershell?


Have you tried stopping the workflow for the specific item with "Failed on start (retrying)" and re-run it?

To end workflow:

  1. Select item and open menu (by clicking on the 3-dot icon)
  2. Select Workflow
  3. From the running workflow, click the one with the 'failed...' - you should see at least some details of any error
  4. Click "End this workflow" - this should turn the status to cancelled
  5. Re-run the workflow (either manually or depending on your trigger event)
  • The workflow is still running and is sending out the tasks. I do not want to end the workflow as it will just annoy the users having to approve the tasks again. – John-Michael Apr 14 at 0:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.