I am new to SharePoint, sorry if answer to my question is obvious.

I am trying to deploy my very simple workflow as WSP package, it deploys without errors, I activate it, but I can't find my workflow and associate it with list. Could you help me, please, what I do wrong?

I do it so:

here is version with screenshots (I can't add screenshots here because of lack of reputation).

  1. Create an empty SharePoint project in VS, choose trust level as a Farm solution
  2. Add simple State Machine Workflow (list workflow, not site), associate it with the Task lisk.
  3. Press CTRL-F5 in VS2010, and see that WF appears, retract it.
  4. Pack it to WSP package, upload and activate it.
  5. Check is it associated to list. It doesn't. (As far as I know it is normal)
  6. Try to associate it manually, but I can't see it (List tools/list/workflow settings/add workflow). Why? Where is my error?

I think that I missed something important in basic priciples, but I can't understand what. Help me please.

Thank you in advance.

  • in which way are you uploading it to your SP? are you using the web-interface? central-administration? shell?
    – Peter
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 9:33
  • web-interface (site actions\site settings\galleries\solutions)
    – MikhailSP
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 9:36
  • Looks like you found the issue, as displayed on your stackoverflow post. Please post answer to this site as well. Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 14:30
  • Yes, I've found it. Ok, thank you for reminding. Now I can post it (I have to wait at least 8 hours to post the answer because of lack of my reputation). Have a nice day!
    – MikhailSP
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 5:47

1 Answer 1


I've found the answer. The root of the problem is next: I've tryed to add WSP Farm solution to sandbox solution gallery. I have to use another way for deploying, for example PowerShell.

PS: Thanks to Balamurugan-S KAUST answer

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