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When creating the work flow, we encounter the issue of creating workflow in SharePoint. The error should be” SharePoint 2013 workflow requires a compatible workflow service configured with SharePoint such as workflow manager”.

Initially, the Workflow Service in SharePoint 2013 is not connected. It requires a compatible workflow service such as Workflow Manager.


Ensure that the Service Application is configured for the workflow manager:

CA -> Application Management -> Manage service applications -> Workflow Service Application

Install and configure the workflow for SharePoint Server 2013.

Follow the below MS article to configure the Work flow in SharePoint 2013:

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See Also

  1. SharePoint Resources on the TechNet Wiki
  2. SharePoint 2013 Portal
  3. SharePoint 2013 - Service Applications
  4. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for Developers
  5. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for IT Pros