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December 20, 2012 / red1s

Accessing migrated 2007 workflows in SharePoint 2010


Recently on working on upgrading a SharePoint 2007 environment to SharePoint 2010 we had an issue with the workflows not being visible or accessible from the relevant document libraries they were a part of before the upgrade:

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What was interesting was that the workflows were still there, but it wasn’t possible to kick off a new as it seems as though they didn’t exist.

In my search to resolve the issue I attempted a few processes to get the workflows to ‘reappear’

Including completing the following steps located here: (which supposedly worked for some people)

1) Open the root of the site collection in SharePoint Designer 2010

2) In the Navigation section, click on All Files, then click _catlogs

3) Check for a folder named "wfpub" and if it exists right click on it and delete it

4) Run the following PowerShell for the site collection having the issue:

$site = Get-SPSite http://root-site-collection-url

Disable-SPFeature -url $site.URL -Identity Workflows -Confirm:$false

Disable-SPFeature -url $site.URL -Identity OffWFCommon -Confirm:$false

Enable-SPFeature -url $site.URL -Identity OffWFCommon

Enable-SPFeature -url $site.URL -Identity Workflows

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The above didn’t seem to work 😦

Another attempt was to disable the "Workflow Auto Cleanup timer job" the link can be checked here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-GB/sharepointadminprevious/thread/5304b7b9-00e4-4ed5-b012-934fdb1aa457

I redid the migration and disabled this before hand, however still no luck 😦

I then attempted the following method located here, which did work. Basically the steps to ‘re-enable ‘ the workflow were as follows: (There is a disclaimer though telling you that it is preferred to use the SharePoint 2010 workflows instead, just so you know)

Enable SharePoint 2007 Workflows:

1.Navigate to ‘site actions’ | ‘site settings’ | ‘site collection administration’ | ‘Site collection features’

2.Choose ‘Activate’ on the SharePoint 2007 Workflows feature

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Enable the workflows on existing lists they were associated with before the upgrade:

1.Click on Site Actions | Site Settings

2.Click on ‘Site Content Types’

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3.Click on the Document content type

4.Click on Workflow Settings

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5.Click on Remove a workflow

6.Find the workflow to enable and set the radio button to ‘Allow’

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Upon opening the workflows settings page again you should now have the previously available workflows in the list of workflows being able to be used.

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