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How to see if Workflow Manager SP 2013 is already installed? Configured? (On my SharePoint APP/WFE Servers)?

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  • Hi there

    How to see if Workflow Manager SP 2013 is already installed? Configured? (On my SharePoint APP/WFE Servers)?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:21 PM

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  • The easiest way to do this is go to Central Administration, go to Manage Service Applications and look for the 'Workflow Service Application Proxy'. Highlight it, then click on Manage. It will tell you if WFM is connected or not. And if the Proxy isn't present, then WFM is not connected.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Friday, March 31, 2017 11:33 PM
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:17 PM
    Moderator
  • You must have a Workflow Manager farm connected to SharePoint farm to get this running. at least one WFM Server and other SharePoint servers in the farm should have Workflow manager Client installed. You can have dedicated servers for Workflow manager which could be isolated from SharePoint farm, or can be installed in SharePoint Servers too. Microsoft does not recommend to Install Workflow Manager on servers running Active Directory, DNS, SQL, or other critical applications, so better to be isolated in production environments.

    you can refer here to install and configure WFM - https://manojviduranga.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/installing-and-configuring-workflow-manager-for-sharepoint-2013/

    Hardware and software requirements for WFM - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Friday, March 31, 2017 11:33 PM
    Friday, March 31, 2017 3:09 AM

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  • The easiest way to do this is go to Central Administration, go to Manage Service Applications and look for the 'Workflow Service Application Proxy'. Highlight it, then click on Manage. It will tell you if WFM is connected or not. And if the Proxy isn't present, then WFM is not connected.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Friday, March 31, 2017 11:33 PM
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Trevor

    I do not see this option "'Workflow Service Application Proxy" - does this mean I need to download and install workflow manager on SP servers?

    Thanks so much.


    • Edited by ran009 Friday, March 31, 2017 12:13 AM
    Friday, March 31, 2017 12:12 AM
  • You must have a Workflow Manager farm connected to SharePoint farm to get this running. at least one WFM Server and other SharePoint servers in the farm should have Workflow manager Client installed. You can have dedicated servers for Workflow manager which could be isolated from SharePoint farm, or can be installed in SharePoint Servers too. Microsoft does not recommend to Install Workflow Manager on servers running Active Directory, DNS, SQL, or other critical applications, so better to be isolated in production environments.

    you can refer here to install and configure WFM - https://manojviduranga.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/installing-and-configuring-workflow-manager-for-sharepoint-2013/

    Hardware and software requirements for WFM - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx

    • Marked as answer by ran009 Friday, March 31, 2017 11:33 PM
    Friday, March 31, 2017 3:09 AM