Update Workflow in SharePoint Server
APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 Subscription Edition SharePoint in Microsoft 365
Run cmdlets after software updates are installed
It is important that any Cumulative Updates (CU) for SharePoint Server and Workflow Manager are installed in a coordinated fashion. After an update has been performed, several Microsoft PowerShell cmdlets must be run in order to maintain the connection between the SharePoint Server farm and the Workflow Manager farm.
Run the following PowerShell cmdlets as an administrator from the SharePoint Administration Shell after the updates have been installed for SharePoint Server, Workflow Manager, and Workflow Manager Client.
The latest update level must be installed on SharePoint Server, Workflow Manager, and Workflow Manager Client before you run the update cmdlets.
$credential = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultNetworkCredentials $site = Get-SPSite(<siteUri>) $proxy = Get-SPWorkflowServiceApplicationProxy $svcAddress = $proxy.GetWorkflowServiceAddress($site) Copy-SPActivitiesToWorkflowService -WorkflowServiceAddress $svcAddress -Credential $credential -Force $true
Because workflow supports environments with multiple Site Subscriptions, the
$site Site Collection address determines the proper configuration location for workflow settings.
Troubleshooting steps for workflow updates
Make sure all components are on the latest patch level. This includes SharePoint Server, Workflow Manager, and Workflow Manager Client.
Verify the $proxy connection settings using the following commands:
$proxy = Get-SPWorkflowServiceApplicationProxy $site = Get-SPSite(<siteUri>) $proxy.GetWorkflowServiceAddress($site)
Inspect any errors displayed in the SharePoint Designer user interface or any errors shown in the SharePoint Workflow Status user interface.