Workflow-eventdelivery-throttle: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09


Specifies the number of workflows that can be processed (that is, using the processor, not idle) at the same time across all front-end Web servers.

Throttle is a limit across all workflows; however, batch size is the number of events processed for a single instance, which can have many events queued at the same time. Throttle overrides batch size; that is, if the workflow instance cannot be started or restarted because there are too many instances running across all front-end Web servers, none of the events will be fetched, regardless of the batch size.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname workflow-eventdelivery-throttle

-propertyvalue <A valid integer>

**\[-url\]** *\<https://server\_name\>*

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

propertyname workflow-eventdelivery-throttle

**\[-url\]** *\<https://server\_name\>*


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.


The following table shows possible values.

Name Value


Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid integer. For example, if the value is set to 15, 15 workflows are active in memory, and the sixteenth workflow automatically starts. The auto-start will be sent to the timer service to be processed later.

The default value is 15.


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To set the number of workflows to be processed to 20, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn workflow-eventdelivery-throttle -pv "20"

To view the current setting of the workflow-eventdelivery-throttle property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn workflow-eventdelivery-throttle