SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager error when I register workflow service

Category: azure workflow


SharepoinMaster on Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:37:38


I am currently installing SharePoint 2013 using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP2.
I have installed Workflow manager 1.0 with Service Bus 1.0 using Web Platform Installer 4.0. I chose ‘Configure Workflow Manager with Custom Settings’ when the Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard launched. Configuration operation successful. When i execute command Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite “<site collection url>” –WorkflowHostUri “http://....:12291” get error

Register-SPWorkflowService : The term 'Register-SPWorkflowService' is not
recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable
program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify
that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite ""
-WorkflowH ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Register-SPWorkflowService:Stri
   ng) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
What I do wrong?


allan8964 on Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:50:23

Be sure the PowerShell 3.0 is installed. At the prompt, type in


You will see the current version. Ver. 3.0 is only applied to Windows 8 and Windows server 2012 by default and you're suing Windows Server 2008 (even R2) it's not there. But you can downloaded it from here:

It's included in Management Framework. Latest version is 4.0 & can be downloaded from here:

Have fun.


SharepoinMaster on Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:30:26

I updated Management Framework to 4.0, but it not resolve my problem.

Gabe Patton on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:58:06

I get that error when I fail to use SharePoint 2013 Management Shell, or elevating Powershell.

Stacy Simpkins on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:43:03

Use the SharePoint management Shell, running as admin, not the workflow manager shell,