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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Internal Status remains "Started" even after it completes RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I got a weird issue. I did not see this issue during development on single server farm. But I got it on multi server farm. Let me give a brief about my server farm.

    1 Application with Search server (Workflow manager installed on this server), 1 WFE with Distributed Cache server and 1 Database server

    SharePoint 2016 with Feature Pack 2

    Workflow Manager 1.0 with CU3, Workflow Manager Client 1.0 with CU3 and Service Bus 1.1

    I did continuously 5 tests and out of 5 only for 2 tests the workflow internal status became Completed and for remaining, stuck at Started even though workflow executes all steps successfully. I have 38 workflows and it is happening for all. I tried to trace the issue using event viewer and in ULS logs but no luck.

    Please note, all my workflows are SharePoint Hosted Add-in workflows (Integrated apps, deployed on Host-Web).

    Please help.


    Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:40 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    I am facing the same issue where the workflows(Workflow 2013) executes all steps but internal status stuck at "starting" and I can see the workflows under "Running workflows". It doesn't terminate the workflow even if I click "End Workflow". It was not like this when we had single server farm.

    Is there any update on this topic?

    Thanks in advance.


    • Edited by Bkaynak Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:59 AM
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:57 AM
  • Update;

    I hope this update will help people who are having the same trouble.

    First thing is first; in SP Designer workflows do not use  any lookup field related action (even assigning a lookup value to a variable), secondly if workflow sends e-mail, make sure that receiver is registered as e-mail address, not display name even though it sends mail perfectly.

    Friday, September 21, 2018 9:24 AM