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Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

I have a powershell script that runs under service account, it creates an item with the attachment in the list. Lists has conditional workflow, however it never starts, when the condition is satisfied. Item does get created with the attachment, but workflow would not start

The ULS logs shows this 

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)), StackTrace:
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb.InitWeb()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb.get_Title()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.OpenWeb(Guid gWebId, Int32 mondoHint)
at Nintex.Workflow.ConditionalStartRulesCache.<>c__DisplayClass3.<RetrieveRuleSet>b__2()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SecurityContext.RunAsProcess(CodeToRunElevated secureCode)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(WaitCallback secureCode, Object param)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(CodeToRunElevated secureCode)
at Nintex.Workflow.ConditionalStartRulesCache.RetrieveRuleSet(SPListItem item, DateTime refreshIfOlderThen, SPWeb web)
at Nintex.Workflow.ConditionalWorkflowStartReceiver.qxM=(SPItemEventProperties 4Rk=)
at Nintex.Workflow.ConditionalWorkflowStartReceiver.0Rk=(SPItemEventProperties 0hk=, AutoStartRuleType 0xk=, Boolean 1Bk=)
at Nintex.Workflow.ConditionalWorkflowStartReceiver.ItemAdded(SPItemEventProperties properties)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.RunItemEventReceiver(SPItemEventReceiver receiver, SPUserCodeInfo userCodeInfo, SPItemEventProperties properties, SPEventContext context, String receiverData)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.RunItemEventReceiverHelper(Object receiver, SPUserCodeInfo userCodeInfo, Object properties, SPEventContext context, String receiverData)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.<>c__DisplayClassa`1.<InvokeEventReceiver>b__7()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSecurity.RunAsUser(SPUserToken userToken, Boolean bResetContext, WaitCallback code, Object param)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.InvokeEventReceiver[ReceiverType](SPUserToken userToken, Guid tranLockerId, RunEventReceiver runEventReceiver, Object receivers, Int32 n, Object properties, SPEventReceiverOperationsType operationsType, Boolean& canceled, String& error)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.InvokeEventReceivers[ReceiverType](SPRemoteEventReceiverCallType remoteCallType, SPUserToken userToken, Guid tranLockerId, RunEventReceiver runEventReceiver, RunRemoteEventReceiver runRemoteEventReceiver, Object receivers, Object properties, Boolean checkCancel, SPEventReceiverOperationsType operationsType)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEventManager.ExecuteItemEventReceivers(Byte[]& userToken, Guid& tranLockerId, Object& receivers, ItemEventReceiverParams& itemEventParams, Object& changedFields, EventReceiverResult& eventResult, String& errorMessage)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.AddOrUpdateItem(String bstrUrl, String bstrListName, Boolean bAdd, Boolean bSystemUpdate, Boolean bPreserveItemVersion, Boolean bPreserveItemUIVersion, Boolean bUpdateNoVersion, Int32& plID, String& pbstrGuid, Guid pbstrNewDocId, Boolean bHasNewDocId, String bstrVersion, Object& pvarAttachmentNames, Object& pvarAttachmentContents, Object& pvarProperties, Boolean bCheckOut, Boolean bCheckin, Boolean bUnRestrictedUpdateInProgress, Boolean bMigration, Boolean bPublish, String bstrFileName, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pListDataValidationCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pRestrictInsertCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pUniqueFieldCallback)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.AddOrUpdateItem(String bstrUrl, String bstrListName, Boolean bAdd, Boolean bSystemUpdate, Boolean bPreserveItemVersion, Boolean bPreserveItemUIVersion, Boolean bUpdateNoVersion, Int32& plID, String& pbstrGuid, Guid pbstrNewDocId, Boolean bHasNewDocId, String bstrVersion, Object& pvarAttachmentNames, Object& pvarAttachmentContents, Object& pvarProperties, Boolean bCheckOut, Boolean bCheckin, Boolean bUnRestrictedUpdateInProgress, Boolean bMigration, Boolean bPublish, String bstrFileName, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pListDataValidationCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pRestrictInsertCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pUniqueFieldCallback)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequest.AddOrUpdateItem(String bstrUrl, String bstrListName, Boolean bAdd, Boolean bSystemUpdate, Boolean bPreserveItemVersion, Boolean bPreserveItemUIVersion, Boolean bUpdateNoVersion, Int32& plID, String& pbstrGuid, Guid pbstrNewDocId, Boolean bHasNewDocId, String bstrVersion, Object& pvarAttachmentNames, Object& pvarAttachmentContents, Object& pvarProperties, Boolean bCheckOut, Boolean bCheckin, Boolean bUnRestrictedUpdateInProgress, Boolean bMigration, Boolean bPublish, String bstrFileName, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pListDataValidationCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pRestrictInsertCallback, ISP2DSafeArrayWriter pUniqueFieldCallback)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem.AddOrUpdateItem(Boolean bAdd, Boolean bSystem, Boolean bPreserveItemVersion, Boolean bNoVersion, Boolean bMigration, Boolean bPublish, Boolean bCheckOut, Boolean bCheckin, Guid newGuidOnAdd, Int32& ulID, Object& objAttachmentNames, Object& objAttachmentContents, Boolean suppressAfterEvents, String filename, Boolean bPreserveItemUIVersion)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem.UpdateInternal(Boolean bSystem, Boolean bPreserveItemVersion, Guid newGuidOnAdd, Boolean bMigration, Boolean bPublish, Boolean bNoVersion, Boolean bCheckOut, Boolean bCheckin, Boolean suppressAfterEvents, String filename, Boolean bPreserveItemUIVersion)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListItem.Update()
at CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite , Object )
at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute1[T0,TRet](CallSite site, T0 arg0)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.DynamicInstruction`2.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.Interpreter.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.LightLambda.RunVoid1[T0](T0 arg0)
at System.Management.Automation.PSScriptCmdlet.RunClause(Action`1 clause, Object dollarUnderbar, Object inputToProcess)
at System.Management.Automation.PSScriptCmdlet.DoEndProcessing()
at System.Management.Automation.CommandProcessorBase.Complete()
at System.Management.Automation.CommandProcessorBase.DoComplete()
at System.Management.Automation.Internal.PipelineProcessor.DoCompleteCore(CommandProcessorBase commandRequestingUpstreamCommandsToStop)
at System.Management.Automation.Internal.PipelineProcessor.SynchronousExecuteEnumerate(Object input, Hashtable errorResults, Boolean enumerate)
at System.Management.Automation.PipelineOps.InvokePipeline(Object input, Boolean ignoreInput, CommandParameterInternal[][] pipeElements, CommandBaseAst[] pipeElementAsts, CommandRedirection[][] commandRedirections, FunctionContext funcContext)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.ActionCallInstruction`6.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.EnterTryCatchFinallyInstruction.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.Interpreter.Run(InterpretedFrame frame)
at System.Management.Automation.Interpreter.LightLambda.RunVoid1[T0](T0 arg0)
at System.Management.Automation.DlrScriptCommandProcessor.RunClause(Action`1 clause, Object dollarUnderbar, Object inputToProcess)
at System.Management.Automation.DlrScriptCommandProcessor.Complete()
at System.Management.Automation.CommandProcessorBase.DoComplete()
at System.Management.Automation.Internal.PipelineProcessor.DoCompleteCore(CommandProcessorBase commandRequestingUpstreamCommandsToStop)
at System.Management.Automation.Internal.PipelineProcessor.SynchronousExecuteEnumerate(Object input, Hashtable errorResults, Boolean enumerate)
at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalPipeline.InvokeHelper()
at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalPipeline.InvokeThreadProc()
at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.PipelineThread.WorkerProc()
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)

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Workflow Hero

Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

As far as I understand Items created with System Account (either from workflow or PowerShell) indeed do not trigger workflows. for this you need to use a regular account (e.g. Power User). Not entirely sure if you can change a setting in Central Admin to allow System Account to trigger workflows.

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Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

Hi,

is this SharePoint on premises? If so you can check if the following helps:

In Central Administration -> Nintex Workflow Management -> Global Settings

enable Allow "System Account" to trigger conditional workflows.

 

In your Workflow Settings under "Start when items are created", the workflow needs to be set to Conditional for it to work.

Hope this helps.

Enrico

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Workflow Hero

Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

Thank you for your reply, it is a service account that creates the item, it was created specifically for this purpose and has minimal permissions.

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Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

Thank you for your reply, the "Allow System Account to trigger .." was always selected, but the conditional workflow still did not start.

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Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

What permissions did you give to the service account? You said you gave it minimal permissions. As your message says "Access denied" it could be that it is not allowed to write to your source list (if necessary), your target list, the workflow history and if applicable the workflow task lists. If you give the system account write permissions to those lists, does it work?

Best regards

Enrico

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Workflow Hero

Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

The account has contribute rights, I have also tested it where I made it a site owner, stil item gets created, attachment is attached, but the workflow does not start

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Re: Workflow does not start for Powershell created item

A workflow can not be started on an item created by a System account as Jean-Pierre correctly pointed out, it should still fail even if you add conditions because you are still trying to start workflow on item created by System account... Try setting your condition on item Modified to see if this makes a difference. 

I had a similar issue where I have an event receiver which creates a list item when an email is received so I created a Site Workflow which runs on a schedule to look for new items added and then sets a field which triggers the conditional start on my list Workflow, unfortunately even with the help of Nintex support we could not get the start Workflow on list item action to work from the Site Workflow although if this works for you it is also an option. 

Hope this helps.

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