Workflows get stuck on TerminateWorkflow activity RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    We recently upgraded our SharePoint server from 2013 to 2019. The migration went pretty well, except for this one problem:

    When a workflow hits a TerminateWorkflow activity, it kind of does not terminate the workflow. In fact, the workflow freezes at that point. My attempts to terminate those workflows manually seem to have no effect at all. The workflow status page says the workflow is "Started", I can click on Suspend (or whatever it is called in English) as often as I like, it does not have any effect either.

    There is no error message, not in the workflow status page, not in the SharePoint log files, not in the Event log.

    Fortunately, the workflows work as expected otherwise, so from the users' perspective, everything is fine. But meanwhile, zombie workflows keep piling up.

    Has anyone encountered a similar problem?

    I am really lost here, so I wholeheartedly appreciate any insights you might share.

    Thank you so so much,


    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:10 AM