Install and Configure workflow manager in SharePoint 2013/2016

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to install and configure the workflow manager in SharePoint 2013/2016/2019.

After SharePoint 2013 version onwards, we can create workflows in two platform types. You can create a SharePoint 2013 workflow type as well as SharePoint 2010 platform type.

SharePoint 2010 workflow platform installs automatically when you install SharePoint server 2013. But to make a SharePoint 2013 workflow platform available in SharePoint designer 2013, we need to install and configure the workflow manager.

Install and Configure workflow manager in SharePoint

Follow the below steps to install and configure the workflow manager in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016.

First download workflow manager from this Microsoft URL.

Click on the Setup file. Then click on Install.

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2013 step by step

Then click on I Accept in the screen as shown in the fig below:

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2013 step by step

Then it will install the progress as shown in the fig below:

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Install workflow manager SharePoint 2016 step by step

Once successfully, it will Install successfully, click on Continue it will ask to configure.

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2013 step by step

Then click on Configure Workflow Manager with Default Settings (Recommended) option as shown in the fig below:

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2013 step by step

Then in the New Farm Configuration wizard, give SQL server instance, service account details, Certificate Generation Key etc.

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2019 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2019 step by step

Then it will display configuration manager details like below:

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2013 step by step

Then click on the Checkmark to start configuration.

It will display the Configuration progress like below:

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step
Install workflow manager sharepoint 2013 step by step

Once the configuration is over. Then Open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell. Then run the below command.

Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite "http://win-pfcp2dgt8di/sites/EnjoySharePoint/" -WorkflowHostUri "http://localhost:12291" -AllowOAuthHttp

It should be helpful as shown in the fig below:

 Install workflow manager sharepoint 2016 step by step
Install workflow manager SharePoint 2016 step by step

You can check in the SharePoint 2013/2016 Central Admin it will show Workflow Service Status and it will show as “Workflow is Connected” as shown in the fig below:

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Install workflow manager SharePoint 2019 step by step

Now if you want to check whether SharePoint 2013 workflow platform is installed on or not, you can open SharePoint 2013 designer, then you can create a SharePoint list workflow, you will be able to see the platform as shown in the fig below:

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Install workflow manager sharepoint 2010 step by step

You may like following SharePoint workflow tutorials:

I hope this tutorial will help to install and configure workflow manager in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016/2019 servers.

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