SharePoint 2016 Workflow Manager installation step by step guide

In this chapter, I walk through all the steps involved in the successful installation of the Workflow Manager 1.0 for SharePoint 2016. This PDF cover all the steps.

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  • Sharepoint2016 and SQL Server2016 on Windows2016 now supported?
    2 Posts | Last post December 05, 2018
    • Hello,
      I'm little bit confused.
      You said that WorkFlow Manager is not yet supported for SQL Server2016 and Windows 2016.
      But I found this.
      I have installation of Sharepoint2016 on server"a" (Windows Server 2016) and SQL Server 2016 on server"b" (Windows Server 2016). Is Work Flow Manger in this setup now supported?
      Thank you Alex
    • You should have at least WFM CU4.
  • Sharepoint2016 and SQL Server2016 on Windows2016 now supported?
    1 Posts | Last post March 02, 2018
    • Sorry this is right the link.
  • Updated for CU4 which supports SQL Server 2016??
    1 Posts | Last post December 15, 2017
    • Does the CU4 update of WFM require doing anything different in your instructions??
      Also the SB 1.0/1.1 question below??
      Thank you, Tom
  • SB 1.0 or 1.1
    1 Posts | Last post October 27, 2017
    • I see you mention Update for Service Bus Server 1.1 (KB3086798) should be installed, but in the pre-requisites you mention to install Service Bus 1.0. Should it be SB 1.1 installed from the beginning instead? 
  • Workflow Manager 1.0 - did not install successfully
    1 Posts | Last post June 15, 2017
    • Dear Waqas, 
      I am unable to install Workflow Manager 1.0.
      Following are the Server details.
      - Windows Server 2016
      - SharePoint 2016 
      - SQL Server 2016
      screenshot is attached under following link.
  • Is SQL 2014 SP2(12.0.5000.0) Supported?
    1 Posts | Last post Wed 4:17 PM
    • I am planning to setup Workflow Manager Farm for Sharepoint 2016 Implementation. Please let us know if SQL 2014 SP2 is supported.
  • Workflow manager when upgrading from SP2013 to SP2016
    2 Posts | Last post April 19, 2017
    • Hello,
      We are upgrading our SharePoint 2013 farm to SharePoint 2016.  I was wondering if I need to move the WFInstanceManagementDB, WFManagementDB and WFResourceManagementDB to the new 2016 SQL server or do I just create new databases when I install WorkFlow Manager on the Server for SharePoint 2016?
    • I would prefer to create a new Workflow manager with new DBS...
  • Workflow Manager for Sharepoint 2016
    2 Posts | Last post April 19, 2017
    • I have Sharepoint 2016 Farm on Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016. I read here that its not supported yet. Any idea when it will be supported or it will not be supported at all?
    • As of now, i am not sure about it. No ETA from MSFT.
  • When does Workflow Manger supports SQL2016 and Windows Server 2016?
    2 Posts | Last post April 19, 2017
    • Hello,
      You mentionned: "SQL Server 2016 Not supported yet."
      Is it on the roadmap? If yes. When can we expect it?
    • As of now, i am not sure about it. No ETA from MSFT.
  • The CU3 is installed already
    6 Posts | Last post June 20, 2016
    • CU3 is installed during the initial Workflow Manager step.  If you try to install it again like these instructions say, you get a misleading error.
    • I meant CU3 and the Workflow Manager CLIENT is installed already.
    • Register-SPWorkflowService failed so after looking at other articles on the web, I did the following and was successful:
      1) iisreset
      2) added both URL for my Site Collection and Central Admin to the hosts file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts like <centraladmin> and <sitecollection>
      3) Get-SPWorkflowServiceApplicationProxy | Remove-SPServiceApplicationProxy
      4) Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite "http://<sitecollectio>" -WorkflowHostUri "http://<centraladmin>ms-dev01:12291"  -force -AllowOauthHTTP
      NOTE that I did NOT specify a port or /sites/workflow in step 4
      I'm a developer so best of luck...
    • Not done yet...
      Now even though SP Designer shows SP 2013 Workflow, you can't publish it because you get the following error: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed
      So go to Central Admin, Manager Service Applications, and create an App Management Service and make sure it's started.
    • I love Microsoft...
    • Hi Master of tiny universe, thanks a lot to raise all the concerns. I am just clarifying a couple of things, this is scenario-based installation( single server dedicated farm not sharepoint on it). 
      1) if you install the WFM it will include the WFM client as well, but you have to install the WFM client on the SharePoint Server. if you installing the WFM on SharePoint server then no need of WFM client separately. 
      2)I am not sure why you adding the Host file entries.
      3) that is one of the Requirement(App Management and Site subscription services having hidden dependency), which never published. I include the Tips section in my guide and re-uploaded so that no body miss it.
      For Cu3, I am not sure because in my case i have to install it separately for WFM.
      Thanks for your time and feed back.