I developed a site workflow and scheduled it to run every day, but unexpectedly workflow runs ever 5 minutes automatically. I don't know how this run every 5 minutes, I done schedule settings to run every day only. anybody knows please help me on this strange behavior.
What are some of your specs? SP2013? On Prem I assume. Do you have a multi tiered farm?(WFE, APP, SQL)
Also I would review this document for reference to correct 3 tier setup of the workflow timer service. Workflows not continuing - Timer Service and Delays
Can you put a Pause action as the first step in your workflow? Depending on the complexity and size of the workflow, it is possible that is timing out and then restarting every 5 minutes. Once you make this modification, publish and then reschedule the workflow to see if it fixed the issue. If this does not work, then I would look to restarting the timer service.
I've had this issue. I can't remember the exact fix, but it was one of the below.
Good luck. I've been burnt by this a couple of times.
This was also happening for me. I found that I had a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service started on a server without Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application started as per below.
I read this article. First paragraph: Workflows and the SharePoint services required to run them
Resolution for me:
This most likely indicates that an error is occurring, causing the schedule to try again in 5 minutes. Without knowing what's in your SharePoint logs, it's difficult to determine the exact fix, as this issue could be caused by a number of different issues.
My advice would be to contact support @ Nintex.com, providing as much detail about the issue as possible. Be sure to include a screenshot of the Farm Topology from CA, the version of Nintex Workflow from the Licensing page in CA, plus the SharePoint logs which match the time the schedule should have run.
Once support has those details, they can determine the underlying cause and provide a possible solution.