The following steps are involved in installing Workflow Manager:

 

  • Download the Web Platform Installer from this location Download Link
  • Run the downloaded installer and the workflow Manager installer should be available on the next screen

     

  • Proceed through the wizard to begin installation

     

     

  • Once the installation has completed, the Configuration Wizard will open as shown below

     

  • For the sake of the post, Custom Settings will be used.
  • Fill the necessary information regarding your SQL server. Customize the name of the database so that you can easily identify them.

     

  • Once the wizard has been filled, copy the PowerShell commands so that it can be reused when required and start the configuration deployment,

     

    Verification that all the installation has been completed properly.

    Under All Programs, browse to Workflow manager and open Workflow manager PowerShell,

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    Get-WFFarm | ft HttpPort and Get-WFFarm | ft HttpPorts

    to check that ports have been deployed properly,

     



     

     

    Connecting Workflow Server to SharePoint 2013 Farm

     

  • From a SharePoint 2013 server within the farm, open SharePoint Management Shell as an administrator
  • Deploy the following command to register the SharePoint site with the workflow server
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    Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite http://name_Site" -WorkflowHostUri "https://name_workflow_server:12290/"-AllowOAuthHttp

 

Open SharePoint 2013 Designer and you should be able to create either 2013 or 2010 workflows


 

Troubleshooting:


The above error occurred from the Main App server. The workflow server was installed on one of the Web Front Ends. To resolve this, download Workflow Client from this location

http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=35375 .

This was purely because my DNS was pointed at that point for the site to the APP server and not to the web server. So after installing the client tool and a restart, everything was “A” ok.

 

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