Enable or disable declarative workflows (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

When a Farm Administrator enables declarative workflows, users can use Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 to deploy declarative workflows.

You can specify whether you want users to be able to deploy declarative workflows, such as those that are created by using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010, on sites in a particular Web application. The default setting enables deployment of declarative workflows. When this setting is enabled, users who have been granted minimally the Design permission-level on the site can create and deploy workflows by using the Workflow Editor in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010.

To enable or disable declarative workflows for a Web application

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • To enable or disable declarative workflows, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group.
  2. From the Central Administration Web site, on the Quick Launch, click Application Management.

  3. In the Web Applications section, click Manage web applications.

  4. On the Web Applications Management page, click the Web application that you want to configure.

  5. In the Manage group of the ribbon, click General Settings, and then click Workflow in the list that appears.

  6. In the Workflow Settings dialog box, in the User-Defined Workflows section, do one of the following:

    • To enable declarative workflows for sites in this Web application, click Yes.

    • To disable declarative workflows for this Web application, click No.

  7. Click OK to close the Workflow Settings dialog box.