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  Asked By: Nisarg    Date: Feb 15    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 4755

I am having an issue using SPD to create a workflow on our SP Site. (MOSS with
all the latest updates). With the issues I was having I asked to poke around on
the SharePoint server to try and diagnose the issue. I couldn't find anything
that was overtly incorrect with the site or the web.config but there was one
thing and I was wondering how much of an impact it would have for things like
Workflows in SharePoint designer. The IIS Folder for the site is not in the
usual location. C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories but instead it has
been moved to C:\Inetpub. Does anyone have any experience on the kinds of
abnormalities that this can cause?

With SharePoint designer I can log in to the site, and I can create the workflow
just fine. The issue comes when I try and "Finish" the workflow. I invariably
get the following error.

Errors were found when compiling the workflow. The workflow files were saved but
cannot be run.
Unexpected error on server associating the workflow.

I did research this on google and saw about the web.config file, but as far as I
can see, the web.config is as it should be, just not in the location on the
server I would expect it to be.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kartik Athani     Answered On: Feb 15

The physical location of the web files doesn't matter. SPD is accessing
them through IIS (WebDAV) anyway, so as long as IIS and SharePoint know
where they are you are fine. In my experience the error you are getting is
normally caused by something being wrong in the logic of the workflow

Answer #2    Answered By: Tyra Hewitt     Answered On: Feb 15

Time for me to keep digging I guess. (Although I think I may have
found the problem. Seems to be a little confusion over whether a "?" should be a
"3" or not in the web.config. And naturally it was not somewhere easy to find.Â
It's like playing "Where's Waldo" with punctuation.)

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