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:
Choose 'Activate' on the Sharepoint 2007 Workflows feature
Enable the workflows on existing lists they were associated with before the upgrade:
Click on Site Actions | Site Settings
Click on 'Site Content Types'
Click on the Document content type
Click on Workflow Settings
Click on Remove a workflow
Find the workflow to enable and set the radio button to 'Allow'
Enable the workflow templates for new workflows built off the SharePoint 2007 Workflows:
Navigate to the following path: 14\Template\features\ReviewWorkflows
Open the ReviewApproval.xml file
Find the <AssociationCategories>none</AssociationCategoris> section
Remove the "none"
Save the file
Repeat these steps for the ReviewFeedback.xml and Signatures.xml in the following directories: DRIVE:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Template\features\ReviewWorkflows and 14\Template\features\SignatureWorkflow
Associate the Workflow with a Library:
Navigate to Shared Documents (or your library)
Add a workflow
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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