Nintex solutions in an 'Error' state after installation


After running the Nintex installer, some Nintex solutions say  'Error' next to them on the Manage Farm Solutions page.



  • Navigate to Central Administration > System Settings > Manage Farm Solutions
  • Click on the solution and see if there is an elaboration as to why it is in an error state. (examples below)
  • Once errors are addressed, please retract Nintex Solutions one at a time in the following order:
nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp (2013 only)
nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp (2013 only)
nintexlivecore.wsp (2010/2013)
nintexexternalconnection.wsp (2016+)

  • Once complete, deploy the solutions one at a time opposite of the order above (starting with nintexcommon.wsp).


Additional Information

  • If retracting/deploying solutions in your environment is very slow, you may see an improvement by clearing the SharePoint Configuration Cache:
  • One example of an issue that may cause a Nintex Solution to be in an 'Error' state is if a process is using a Nintex file. Troubleshooting for this issue can be found at the article below:


Related Links

Manual Installation of Nintex Workflow Solutions
Manual Installation of Nintex Workflow Solutions


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