Installing and Configuring Workflow Manager Farm

Step 1 – Installation

Download and Installation Process

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx

Click Download and install. Type Workflow in Search Box

Click Add on Workflow Manager and Workflow Manager Client.

Click Install

Choose Appropriate Option

Wait for Installation to Finish

Click Continue

Click Finish

Workflow Management Configuration

  1. Farm Management Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix and click Test Connection.
  2. Configure Instance Management Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix and click Test Connection.

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  1. Resource Management Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix and click Test Connection.
  2. Configure Service Account (Must be a domain – Non Farm Account)
    1. Enter user ID
    2. Enter Password

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  1. Enter and confirm Certificate Generation key.
  2. Configure Ports. (Leave as Default)
  3. Check “Allow Workflow Management over http on this computer” for Development server only.

  1. Click Right Arrow à to Go to Service Bus Configuration

Service Bus Configuration

  1. Farm Management Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix
    3. Click Test Connection.
  2. Configure Gateway Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix
    3. Click Test Connection.

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  1. Message Container Database
    1. Enter SQL Server Instance
    2. Add Database prefix
    3. Click Test Connection.
  2. Check Use the Same Service Account Credential as Provided by Workflow Manager
  3. Check Use the same Certificate generation key as provided by workflow manager


  1. Leave REST as Default or Change if needed.


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Wait for Summary Page to confirm.



Registering Workflow Manager in SharePoint

Start SharePoint Management Shell

$Site = “https://Site.domain.com”

$WorkflowHostUri = “‘http://workflowhost.domain.com:12291”

#(12291 for http and 12290 for HTTPS)

Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite $Site –WorkflowHostUri $WorkflowHostUri -AllowOAuthHttp

#Use –Force to overwrite existing configuration

Verify 2013 Workflow Configuration

  1. Install and open SharePoint Designer 2013.
  2. Open SharePoint Site
  3. Click on Workflows à List Workflow à Select a List e.g. Documents.
  4. SharePoint 2013 Workflow Must be visible in Platform Type.


  1. Workflow Service Application Proxy will appear in Manage Service Application.
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