Why am I getting this error:

Error running the expiration action on item http://***.

Error: System.InvalidOperationException: The workflow with id=e64932fc-a9bf-4754-bd4f-e57601d6b3fc is no longer available. at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.PolicyFeatures.WorkflowExpirationAction.RunExpirationWithPostActions(SPListItem item, XmlNode parametersData, DateTime expireDate) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.PolicyFeatures.BaseExpirationAction.Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.PolicyFeatures.IExpirationActionWithPostActions.OnExpirationWithPostActions(SPListItem item, XmlNode parametersData, DateTime expireDate) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.PolicyFeatures.ExpirationTask.ExpirationActionData.RunExpirationAction(SPListItem item, DateTime expireDate) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.PolicyFeatures.ExpirationTask.<>c__DisplayClass19.b__17(SPListItem item) at Microsoft.Office.Server.Utilities.MonitoredScopeWrapper.RunWithMonitoredScope(Action code) at Microsoft.Office.Server.Utilities.ContentIterator.ProcessItem(SPListItem item, Boolean fIncludeFolderItems, MonitoredScopeWrapper monitoredScopeWrapper, ItemProcessor itemProcessor, ItemProcessorErrorCallout errorCallout)

When in reality I have no rules/information policies activated on the site?


As per the below thread if we publish the workflow globally it should work.

Error running the expiration action and The workflow is no longer available

Other similar thread (issue) to refer:

SharePoint Retention Policy workflow does not start

How to trace the workflow details by the GUID?

Go to the workflow history list(hidden list), then find workflow details with the said GUID.

  • However, I have no WF / Information policies set... that is why I have no idea where the error is coming from Jun 16 '20 at 13:28
  • any idea how i can find out which workflow it is referring to from the ID? Jun 16 '20 at 14:14
  • Please see the "How to trace the workflow details by the GUID?" section. Jun 16 '20 at 14:19
  • thnks - my workflow history is empty. any idea why I get the exception even though I have no information policies set ? Jun 16 '20 at 14:32

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