August 21, 2013

Workflow deployment timed out after 20000

I recently suffered a persistent activation an error when attempting to deploy any project with a feature containing a workflow.

The error  said that the feature activation timed out after 20000 milliseconds. (sorry, bit vague I know but to busy fixing the problem to cut-n-paste it before finding the solution)

Looking at the Event Logs hinted at a service bus issue:

Failed Service Bus Operation: System.OperationCanceledException: 40400: Endpoint not found.

I tried the usual (re)Register-SPWorkflowService but that had no effect. I tried restarting the Workflow and Service Bus Services aswell as the Server, but to no avail.

The only way I was able to solve the issue was to leave and then re-join the Farm.

To do this run Workflow Manager Configuration and click "Leave Workflow Manager Farm". Follow the prompts.

Run Workflow Manager Configuration a second time and select the third option Join a Farm. Enter your details and follow the Prompts.

After the configuration was finished I re-ran the powershell registration command:
Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite http://devintranet.domain.local –WorkflowHostUri http://server.domain.local:12291 -force -ScopeName Development –AllowOAuthHttp

I was then able to successfully deploy my projects that contain workflows.

1 comment:

  1. In my case I had a 3 server farm and completely removed and rebuilt the WF farm. It worked for me as well. Do not know what went wrong exactly but your blog stopped me from analyzing the logs any further and just nuked the current installation. so thanks for saving me time