workflow not starting randomly RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created 2 simple out of the box SharePoint workflows to route to a user for approval when a new list item is created.

    The issue I'm getting that sometimes the workflow does not start at all, and when I go to workflow history, there is none.

    Also sometimes after the list item is created the workflow number 2 would start and workflow number 1 wouldn't.

    any ideas or feedback will be greatly appreciated.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:38 PM


  • Hi,


    According to your description, I suggest that you should check if the conditions are true:

    1.        The Windows SharePoint Services Web application runs under a user's domain account.

    2.        The user logs in by using this domain account.

    3.        The site displays the user name as System Account.

    Please refer to this KB link:



    Best Regards
    David Hu


    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, April 22, 2011 1:20 AM
    Friday, April 15, 2011 1:49 AM