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Cleaning GAC Files and Redeploying Nintex Workflow 2013 Solutions

How to redeploy Nintex Workflow 2013 Solutions with clearing the GAC files.
  1. In Central Administration, retract all Nintex Workflow solutions in the following order, waiting for each one to retract before moving to the next:
    • nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp
    • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp
    • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeatures.wsp (First retract from all web apps, then from Central Admin)
    • nintexworfklow2013.wsp (First retract from all web apps, then from Central Admin)
    • nintexworkflow2013core.wsp
  2. Remove all retracted Nintex Workflow Solutions.
  3. Delete all Nintex Workflow assemblies from GAC_MSIL: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL
    • Nintex.Workflow
    • Nintex.Workflow.AdministrationPages
    • Nintex.Workflow.ApplicationPages
    • Nintex.Workflow.ConnectionManager
    • Nintex.Workflow.Features
    • Nintex.Workflow.Resources
    • Nintex.Workflow.ServerControls
    • Nintex.Workflow.SupportConsole
    • Nintex.Workflow.WebServices
  4. Run the installer with the correct User account as Administrator. Refer to page 9 of Installing Nintex Workflow 2013 and Nintex Forms 2013 to ensure the correct permissions are deployed.
  5. Go to Central Administration > System Settings > Manage Farm Solutions and verify that the following solutions have been deployed:
    • nintexworkflow2013core.wsp (deploy globally)
    • nintexworfklow2013.wsp (deploy to Central Admin, then to the rest of the web apps)
    • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeatures.wsp (deploy to Central Admin then, if using enterprise edition of Nintex Workflow, to the rest of the web apps)
    • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp (deploy to any sites running in 2010 mode, otherwise skip)
    • nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp (deploy to any sites running in 2010 mode, otherwise skip)
  6. If the release notes indicate that a database update is required, then do the following:
    1. In SharePoint Central Administration, in the Quick Launch menu, click Nintex Workflow Management.
    2. Click Database Setup.
    3. If a database update is available, it will be indicated in green with an option to “Update now”.
    4. Click Update now.
  7. Reset IIS (Start > Run > IISreset) on all SharePoint farm servers, and then restart the SharePoint 2013 Timer:
    1. Open the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
    2. Right-click the service and select Restart.
  8. Test activating Nintex Workflow on New Site Collection, and workflows in general.
If DLL locks are encountered, stop them using PowerShell:
Tasklist /m nintex.forms.dll  #Dll file that is locked Taskkill /PID ID /F #Enter the PID number of the Dll file found in previous step.
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