I found myself in a situation when workflow send http request to a service and should take response from it. But the service works for a long time. So as a result I receive "Suspended" status in the workflow due to short timeout.

How can I resolve this issue?

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A better way to set the configuration value via powershell (s. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj680843(v=azure.10).aspx).

To set the timeout to 2 min open Worflow Manager Powershell and use

Set-WFServiceConfiguration -ServiceUri *YourURI* -Name WorkflowServiceMaxHttpResponseTime -Value 00:02:00

See the Warning on MSDN Page about possible fallbacks of an increased timeout.


I have found timeout setting in WFResourceManagementDB database, WorkflowServiceConfig table (WorkflowServiceMaxHttpResponseTime value).

Increasing the value resolved my issue.

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    Please do not modify directly SP databases. You will save yourself a lot of trouble in the future.
    – luccio
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 14:17

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