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Can Sharepoint 2003 reference the Workflow library in Sharepoint 2003

  Asked By: Larissa    Date: May 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1695

I assume you want to see the workflow library so you can use the workflows.
Although you could probably reference the library you won't be able to run
the workflows it contains. These workflows require that Windows Workflow
Foundations (.net 3.0 framework) be installed on the server. That won't be
on your SharePoint 2003 server. Installing .NET 3.0 on the SharePoint 2003
box may not even be an option if you are running SharePoint Portal Server
since it is incompatible with .NET 2.0 or 3.0. Finally, it won't work
because all the builtin workflows include a WSS v3 specific activity which
if I remember correctly is called OnTaskCreated. This won't be available in
SharePoint 2003.

So the short answer is no, you can't make use of SharePoint 2007 workflow on
a SharePoint 2003 server.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alice Chandler     Answered On: May 07

I know it is a wild idea but we have an intranet that we will not
upgrade for a while. The administrator does not want to put Services
3.0 on the same platform as the 2.0 Services. Is there a way for
Sharepoint 2003 to reference  the Workflow library  in sharepoint  2007?

The administrator did something similiar to this with an alert web
part. To me it seems it can work.

Can anyone help with this?

Answer #2    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: May 07

While I haven't tried it, I can't see why a 2003 Data View Web Part
couldn't easily view the contents of a 2007 Document Library.

If that doesn't work (unlikely), you will need to look at the Web
capture web part or something like that.