Workflow-Files: Versions cannot be accessed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    i cannot restore older XOML-files of a workflow via SP-Designer 2013, because i get following error:

    I already googled that this is a bug, but is there no hotfix / workaround for this ?

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:05 AM


  • Hi,

    From your description, you got the error : "Versions cannot be accessed at this time, because the server is busy" when you restored older XOML-files of a workflow via SP-Designer 2013.

    I can reproduce your issue in my SharePoint Designer 2013.

    Per my research, the reason is that The API for the Designer to Access is not available in the SharePoint Designer 2013 Dialog Box.

    It only works in SharePoint Designer 2010 now.

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Chen

    TechNet Community Support
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    Thursday, November 5, 2015 9:33 AM