By default, in SharePoint 2013, Workflow Manager Service is not configured. Workflow Manager Service has to be downloaded, installed and configured manually before it can be used in SP 2013. Here is a step by step walk-through.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Web Platform Installer

My version of WPI is 4.5

Step 2: Search for Workflow. You will get the below list

Step 3: Select Workflow Manger 1.0, click Add and then “Install”

Step 4:  Click on “I Accept”

Step 5:  Click on “Continue”

Step 6:  Click on “Continue”

Step 7:  Click on “Configure Workflow Manager with Custom Settings”

Step 8:  Click on all ” Test  Connection” buttons

Step 9:  Supply User details and Passwords

Step 10:  Accept the defaults  and check “Allow Workflow management over HTTP on this computer” option as your system is not configured for HTTPS.

Step 11:  Next task is Service Bus configuration.

Step 12:  Do test connections and select “use the same account” and “use the same certificate” options.

Step 13:  Accept the summary screen

Step 14:  Now, installation in progress and it will take couple of

Step 15:  Installation complete

Step 16:  Check Application Pool “WorkflowMgmtPool” running or not

Step 17:  Check web site “Workflow Management  Site” running or not

Step 18:  Install Cumulative updates. First install cumulative update of Service Bus

Step 19:  Install Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 1

Step 20:  Do IIS RESET

Step 21:  Workflow Service Status will still remain “Not Connected”(http://<<server>>/_admin/WorkflowServiceStatus.aspx)

Step 22:  You need to register “Workflow Manger”. For that, Open Management Shell

Step 23:  Give this command “Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite “http://xxxx” -WorkflowHostUri “http://xxxx:12291” – AllowOAuthHttp

Step 24:  Refresh the page. Your Workflow Service Status is “connected” now.

Step 25:  You can also verify this using SharePoint Designer. For that, connect to the server

Step 26:  Select Workflow, click on List workflow. Check the platform type by clicking on Platform Type Selection box. You will see both SharePoint 2010 Workflow and SharePoint 2013 Workflow.

Leave a comment when it makes your task easy. Good Luck!
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  1. Hi, thanks for this. It was really useful helping me to validate my install/configuration. Everything completed successfully and my workflow manager shows as connected in central admin; however when creating a workflow in sharepoint designer i only have the 2010 option. I cleared the designer cache but that did not fix anything, any ideas?



  2. Hi,thanks for this I exactly followed your link
    1) CU1 is not available
    2) Somehow i manged to install the updates but the cmd 23 is giving error I exclty worked as you said
    “could not find an spsite object”
    Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite “http://win-b9luh1vj48o” -WorkflowHostUri “http://win-b9luh1vj48o:12291/” -AllowOAuthHttp

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

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