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  • Hello,

    Please let me know the minimum recommended requirements(hardware/software) to setup workflow manager for SharePoint 2013 in a separate box.

    All the details about 

    1) is any separate account is needed for wf manager setup? If yes, what should be the privileges of that account?

    2) Is SP1 is required to install first? (for windows server or SharePoint server)

    3) any other service apps should be required or not? (eg: user profile service, app management service)

    4) what is required (http or https) ? separate sql server is required or it should be ok to have it in one box?

    5) what is wf host uri? is that separately required?

    Please help me answer all above questions in the best recommended way and must required things to do before installing wf manager on a box? so i need all box requirements like hardware, software, accounts, service requirements, etc.

    any help is much appreciated.



    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8:10 PM


  • Here's a link that lists all the pre-requisites and steps to install.  But I've also included brief answers to your questions below.

    1. You will need at least one service account to run Workflow Manager.  It should be a DBCreator and Security Admin role in SQL.
    2. SharePoint 2013 SP1 is not required.  Certain versions of SQL and Windows will require SP1.  Check the supported platforms in the link above it lists which ones.
    3. No other service apps required on the box.  But Workflow does depend on App support and User Profile Service being installed in SharePoint.
    4. You can install it on the same box as SQL.  Production should be run https, but its not absolutely required.
    5. The Workflow Host uri is the http address of the workflow service on the workflow box.  When you configure workflow it will tell you what the URI is.  It varies based on http or https

    Read the article above.  All those questions and more are answered.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
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    • Marked as answer by Chirag_US(MCSE) Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:04 AM
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8:47 PM