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Hi,

 

i got this error "Failed to execute the workflow" in nintex 2013.

In 2010, i found this article :http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674684

I did the same in 2013 but i got sometimes this errors.

 

Did i miss somethings?

 

Thanks,

Benoit

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kmaj
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Re: Failed to execute or failed to start the workflow

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Hi Benoit,

from your posted article i would assume, that your workflows error after a delay activity - is that right?

If my assumption is correct, please check the following:

- What is the size of your Nintex History List: /_layouts/NintexWorkflow/ManageHistoryLists.aspx ?

- Did you implement the nwadmin Tasks (SyncTerminatedWorkflows, DeleteHistoryList, DeleteWorkflowData) ?

- Is this a multi-Server-Farm?

If your errors occure while starting the workflow:

- Did you configure an manual or an automatic start?

Kind regards,

Kai

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Hi Kai,

Sorry to respond you late.

Our Nintex History List was at 7000 items

We didn't implement the nwadmin Tasks, so we do now.

Yes, we use multi-Server Farm, 2 front end, 2 back end

Our errors occure usually when the workflow start automatically, sometimes we have it in manual too.

With nintex 2010 since we configure our multi-Server-Farm(http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2674684), we rarely have errors.

What is the difference between both?

Thanks,

benoit

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Hi Kai,

We have another question.

When we Schedule site workflow, they run twice. We try to figure out why, but we don't know yet.

Is that the timerjob in each server (we have multi-Server Farm)?

Thanks.

Benoit

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Re: Failed to execute or failed to start the workflow

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Hi Kai,

Sorry to respond you late.

Our Nintex History List was at 7000 items

We didn't implement the nwadmin Tasks, so we do now.

Yes, we use multi-Server Farm, 2 front end, 2 back end

Our errors occure usually when the workflow start automatically, sometimes we have it in manual too.

With nintex 2010 since we configure our multi-Server-Farm(http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2674684), we rarely have errors.

What is the difference between both?

We have another question.

When we Schedule site workflow, they run twice. We try to figure out why, but we don't know yet.

Is that the timerjob in each server (we have multi-Server Farm)?

Thanks.

Benoit

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kmaj
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Hi Benoit,

in a multi-Server Farm each Server running the Workflow Timer Service has to be licensed by Nintex.

If it´s not - that could cause some trouble (f.e. the not licensed Timer Service picks a workflow up, after a delay: Error).

 

When the Workflow errored direct at a automatic start: You could try to set up a delay (1 Minute) as the first action. With this you can be sure, that SharePoint has enough time to upload the document or to write all metadata. We experienced this kind of error due a timing problem - solved by a delay.

 

Kai

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kmaj
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Hi,

hmm sorry - never heard of that.

Kai

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axel
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There is the same problem in my workflow

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