SharePoint 2013 Workflow suspended error: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance

Recently I got the workflow suspended state error while sending an email to a SharePoint group from SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint designer workflow. I was simply trying to send an email to a SharePoint group in which there were few people presented in that group.

The full error message I was getting as:
RequestorId: bcc63931-04f1-be80-0000-000000000000. Details: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance. Exception details: System.ApplicationException: HTTP 401 {“Transfer-Encoding”:[“chunked”],”X-SharePointHealthScore”:[“0″],”SPClientServiceRequestDuration”:[“47″],”SPRequestGuid”:[“bcc63931-04f1-be80-b697-37ca64a3d6df”],”request-id”:[“bcc63931-04f1-be80-b697-37ca64a3d6df”],”X-FRAME-OPTIONS”:[“SAMEORIGIN”],”Cache-Control”:[“max-age=0, private”],”Server”:[“Microsoft-IIS\/7.5″],”WWW-Authenticate”:[“Negotiate”,”NTLM”],”X-AspNet-Version”:[“4.0.30319″],”X-Powered-By”:[“ASP.NET”],”MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices”:[“15.0.0.4535″],”X-Content-Type-Options”:[“nosniff”],”X-MS-InvokeApp”:[“1; RequireReadOnly”],”Date”:[“Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:13:27 GMT”]} 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)

An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance

To resolve this issue “An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance”, please follow below steps:

Open the SharePoint site, Click on the Settings icon form the top corner and then click on Site settings.

Then in the Site Settings page, click on Site permissions from the Users and Permissions section.

Then click on the particular SharePoint group to which you want to send the email.

Then click on Settings -> Group Settings as shown in the fig below:

An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance

In the Change group settings page, go to the Group Settings section and select the radio button Who can view the membership of the group? to “Everyone” as shown in the fig below:

An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance sharepoint workflow

Now it should send an email to the SharePoint group.

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Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SPGuides.com

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