I am trying to create a workflow with sharepoint designer and the new sharepoint 2013 workflow option, however I got this: The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because the workflow service is not configured on the server

I have followed all steps here to install workflow manager, and workflow manager tools: http://levalencia.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/installing-sharepoint-2013-workflowmanager-and-workflowmanager-tools-in-an-offline-environment/

Then I configured it by following this:


All steps were correct, no errors.

I tried restarting the server as mentioned here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/2c260d6a-34e8-43b5-805c-1f1f00c88563/sharepoint-designer-2013-workflow-platform-is-not-available?forum=sharepointcustomization

Still issue is not solved.

In central admin, on manage service applications, it says: Workflow is Connected in IIS, the new website and app pools are all started.

One thing is that I made the register-spworflowservice with localhost instead of the servername, is that maybe the issue? please note I am not using SPD from inside the server, but from outside it.

Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite http://myintranetdomain.com -workflowHostUri http://localhost:12291/ -AllowOauthHttp
  • Did you check it with SPD from inside the server? Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 11:26
  • You can re-run the Register-SPWorkflowService cmdlet by adding the -Force attribute. It will overwrite the existing configuration. This time, you can put in the server name instead of localhost Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 15:30
  • I dont want to install SPD on the server. Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 19:37
  • Do I have to register the spworkflow service for each web application? Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 19:38
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    Also, are you sure that "localhost:12291" points to the workflow host service ? This answer has a lot of info on the subject: sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/84211/10170 Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 7:26

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This guy mentions something about a feature that wasn't enabled because of use a blank Site Template, have you tried this ?

Enable-SPFeature -Identity WorkflowServiceStore –Url $yourUrl

Source: http://anujabhojani.blogspot.be/2013/06/the-option-for-sharepoint-2013-workflow.html


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