I have installed and configured sSharePoint 2013 workflow manager according to the instructions on msdn. When i create a simple workflow in SharePOint designer, just one task, the task gets canceled and this error message appears:

RequestorId: 07d0dc78-24ac-7c71-78a3-fcefb293ccf8. Details: System.ArgumentException: ContentTypeId at Microsoft.Activities.Hosting.Runtime.Subroutine.SubroutineChild.Execute(CodeActivityContext context) at System.Activities.CodeActivity.InternalExecute(ActivityInstance instance, ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager) at System.Activities.Runtime.ActivityExecutor.ExecuteActivityWorkItem.ExecuteBody(ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager, Location resultLocation)

Does anybody know what the problem is?

Thanks //Joakim

  • Me too, I have much more items ,only one item error
    – user21969
    Jan 15, 2014 at 6:41

2 Answers 2


This issue is caused by the fact that content type that is used for workflow task was not added to workflow task list.

To fix it:

  1. Check the name of task content type that is used in workflow.
  2. Check which list is assigned as "Task list" for workflow.
  3. Go to workflow task list > list settings > content types section and verity you task content type is present.

If your task content type is not present in the list - just add it :)





  • Link to the task setting screen: link
    – Stanislav
    Feb 24, 2013 at 19:43
  • I am getting the same above error, however list and content type are perfectly associated, any other thing need to check?
    – Anuja
    Mar 14, 2013 at 7:59

We had the same issue. It is a bug in the latest SharePoint update. MS says it will be fixed in June in an update. I cannot believe they have released an update with such a big bug.

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