You’re developing a Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) workflow and no matter what you do you get the Workflow “Failed on Start (retrying)” message. In my case I debugged over and over again only to see the TaskCreate method throw an exception (that you can’t capture) and fail.
Specify a token other than the default Workflow1 or top level token. I like to use “task1, task2, or taskAdmin” or something of those sorts to organize my workflow tokens.
I believe the workflow fails because SharePoint can’t “callback” properly to the original task if that task is associated with a generic or top level token even if you have only one task in your workflow. This is a common mistake and even after over a year of WWF development I still get caught here and there in my haste.
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.