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August 10
SharePoint 2013 – Install Windows Azure Workflow Service on a Domain Controller

** This based on SharePoint 2013 Preview and Windows Azure Workflow Services Beta, so may change. Also this has not been validated by anyone else yet :-) **

As you may know by now, there are currently limitations with the Windows Azure Workflow services and installer on a domain controller. See posts below:

http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2012/07/27/sharepoint-2013-workflow-ndash-getting-around-installation-issues-creating-amp.aspx

http://www.justinkobel.com/post/2012/07/23/Configuring-Windows-Azure-Workflow-for-SharePoint-2013-Technical-Preview.aspx

Well after some testing I finally got this working. To do this it is actually pretty straight forward. To get it to work do the following:

  1. Create the Windows Azure Workflow Service Account in the domain

     

     

  2. Make sure this account is added to the local administrators group and allowed to log into the server locally, this is only to be able to log into the server. The account should technically be removed from this group in a domain controller environment, by being added to the specific power user group and granted local security policy permisisons.

     

     

     

  3. Now log into the server as that account
  4. Ensure this account has permission to SQL, either you have SQL installed on the same server or you have a separate server for that
  5. Once logged in run the Workflow Configuration Tool

     

     

  6. Once It loads either use the default or choose custom, for me I chose custom and set the following values:

     

     

     

  7. Ensure the account you specify here is the service account you are currently logged in with, as well as ensure you are using the FQDN as shown below.

     

     

  8. Complete the rest as shown below

     

     

     

  9. Now configure the service bus components, mine is shown below.

     

     

  10. As before make sure the service account is the same as the one you are logged in with

     

     

  11. Complete the rest as below

     

     

  12. Now we can review what is going to be done

     

     

  13. And now we wait for it to install

     

     

  14. When complete it should show this

     

Now to move on and get SharePoint 2013 installed over the top and working J


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