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After upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 users will not be able to create new SharePoint 2007 Workflows. SharePoint 2007 workflows refer to the out of the box Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 workflows, such as Approval and Collect Feedback.
Existing workflows will run to completion but no new instances can be started nor can any new workflow associations be established.
This happens even if the SharePoint 2007 Workflows feature is enabled.
The expectation is that after upgrading to SharePoint 2010 users will create new workflows based on the new and more robust SharePoint 2010 Workflow architecture. Currently running workflows are allowed to complete, however new workflows are disabled.
While it is prefered to use the SharePoint 2010 version of the workflows, if it is needed to enable the old SharePoint 2007 workflows take the following steps:
Enable SharePoint 2007 Workflows:
Enable the workflows on existing lists they were associated with before the upgrade:
Enable the workflow templates for new workflows built off the SharePoint 2007 Workflows:
Associate the Workflow with a Library:
In the "select templates" section, you should now see the workflows.
It is recommended that the workflows are migrated to the more robust SharePoint 2010 Workflow architecture.
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Article ID: 2535850 - Last Review: April 29, 2011 - Revision: 4.0