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“Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server” not showing in SharePoint Designer RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently installed Sharepoint 2013, Project Server 2013, and Workflow Manager.  Everything works fine with no errors.  However, while I am now able to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows, as would be exepceted after installing Workflow Manager, the "SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server" option is not available.

    Any ideas as to why "Sharepoint 2013 Workflow" shows up but "Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server" does not show up in SharePoint Designer after linking to a PWA?

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 7:49 PM

Answers

  • Solved - each PWA site requires a Project Web App database (usually called ProjectWebApp) to keep project related information.  It appears the PWA database was corrupted.  I removed all PWA instances, deleted the PWA database, unjoined workflow, rejoined workflow, and recreated the PWA.  Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server then was an available selection.
    • Marked as answer by SolarPenguin Monday, February 3, 2014 11:19 PM
    Monday, February 3, 2014 11:19 PM

All replies

  • You don't have the Workflow Manager setup properly.  It does like the service account being an administrator  account, so that is one thing to check for.

    cheers


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:13 PM
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  • You don't have the Workflow Manager setup properly.  It does like the service account being an administrator  account, so that is one thing to check for.

    cheers


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the quick reply!  I setup both the WF service account and SB service account with rights as follows (at least until I get it working and can pare it back to the least required):

    -Local admin on the wf manager server

    -local admin on the sp 2013 / pr 2013 server

    - member in the project web app administrator's group

    - site collection administrator

    Is there one that I'm missing?

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:27 PM
  • Have you register Your PWA site for Workflow Designer.

    If you have more than one app server and web front end server then you need to install workflow client on all the server otherwise you will get error for Project server 2013 workflow.

    When you install Workflow Manager on a WFE it automatically installs the Workflow Manager Client on that WFE. You will still need to install the Workflow Manager Client on any additional WFE servers.

    http://www.alexandervanwynsberghe.be/project-server-2013-workflows-with-workflow-manager-1-0/

    http://robhardyuk.wordpress.com/tag/project-server-2013-workflow/


    kirtesh

    Monday, February 3, 2014 10:35 AM
  • Have you register Your PWA site for Workflow Designer.

    If you have more than one app server and web front end server then you need to install workflow client on all the server otherwise you will get error for Project server 2013 workflow.

    When you install Workflow Manager on a WFE it automatically installs the Workflow Manager Client on that WFE. You will still need to install the Workflow Manager Client on any additional WFE servers.

    http://www.alexandervanwynsberghe.be/project-server-2013-workflows-with-workflow-manager-1-0/

    http://robhardyuk.wordpress.com/tag/project-server-2013-workflow/


    kirtesh

    Hi Kirtesh,

    Yes, that was successfully completed some time ago.  Workflow was registered and is connected to my SP farm and I have "SharePoint 2013 Workflow" available in SP designer.  What I am missing is "SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server".


    • Edited by SolarPenguin Monday, February 3, 2014 4:27 PM Updated with Quote
    Monday, February 3, 2014 4:09 PM
  • Solved - each PWA site requires a Project Web App database (usually called ProjectWebApp) to keep project related information.  It appears the PWA database was corrupted.  I removed all PWA instances, deleted the PWA database, unjoined workflow, rejoined workflow, and recreated the PWA.  Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - Project Server then was an available selection.
    • Marked as answer by SolarPenguin Monday, February 3, 2014 11:19 PM
    Monday, February 3, 2014 11:19 PM
  • You have to use a 'Site Workflow' in order for the option to appear for Project Server.
    • Proposed as answer by DanielSon1 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:53 PM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:53 PM