Workflow Manager Supportability with SharePoint Server


Update: Workflow Manager CU5 was released on January 16th, 2018 and adds support for TLS protocol versions 1.1 and 1.2. See KB4077554 for more information.

This post is intended to aggregate supportability information for Workflow Manager when used with a SharePoint Server farm and should not be viewed as an authoritative source. Please see the resources below for links to the official documentation.

 

WFM CU3 WFM CU4 WFM CU5
SQL Server Version
SQL Server 2008R2 Yes Yes No
SQL Server 2012 Yes Yes Yes
SQL Server 2014 Yes Yes No
SQL Server 2016 No Yes Yes
SQL Server High Availability
SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups (synchronous-commit) No Yes Yes
SQL AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances Yes Yes Yes
SQL Mirroring (synchronous-commit)1 Yes Yes Yes
SQL Server Disaster Recovery
SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups (asynchronous-commit) No No No
SQL Log Shipping Yes Yes Yes
SQL Backup/Restore Yes Yes Yes
SQL Mirroring (asynchronous-commit)1 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Version
Windows Server 2008R2 Service Pack 1 Yes Yes No
Windows Server 2012 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012R2 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2016 No Yes Yes
.NET Version
.NET 4 Platform Update 3 Yes Yes Yes
.NET4.5 Yes Yes Yes
.NET 4.6 No Yes Yes
Workflow Manager Farm
Maximum number of nodes 3 5 5
End of extended support when used with a SharePoint 2013 farm2 4/11/2023 4/11/2023 4/11/2023
End of extended support when used with a SharePoint 2016 farm2 10/10/20233 7/14/2026 7/14/2026
  1. SQL Mirroring is deprecated and not recommended.
  2. When Workflow Manager is a component of SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Server 2013, it will be supported according to the end of support dates of the respective SharePoint Server version.
  3. Extended support for Workflow Manager ends on 7/14/2026 when used with a SharePoint 2016 farm. However, extended support for Windows Server 2012R2, the maximum Windows version for Workflow Manager CU3, ends on 10/10/2013

Resources

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search

Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 4 (WFM CU4) is now available on the Microsoft Download Center
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/workflowteam/2017/07/25/wfm-cu4-is-now-available-on-microsoft-download-center/

Workflow Manager 1.0 Now Supported on Windows Server 2016 with CU4
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/workflowteam/2017/07/25/workflow-manager-1-0-now-supported-on-windows-server-2016-with-cu4/

Description of the Cumulative Update 4 for Workflow Manager 1.0
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4019220/description-of-the-cumulative-update-4-for-workflow-manager-1-0

Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 3 (WFM CU3) is now available on Microsoft Download Center
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/workflowteam/2016/01/25/workflow-manager-1-0-cumulative-update-3-wfm-cu3-is-now-available-on-microsoft-download-center/

Description of the Cumulative Update 3 for Workflow Manager 1.0
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3104066/description-of-the-cumulative-update-3-for-workflow-manager-1-0

An update is available for Service Bus for Windows Server 1.1 for the .NET Framework 4.6 (KB3086798)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3086798

Supported Platforms (Workflow Manager 1.0)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj193487(v=azure.10).aspx

Disaster Recovery and Scope Restore in Workflow Manager 1.0
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj730570.aspx

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.16).aspx<


Comments (1)

  1. redamaleki says:

    Up to 5 nodes!? Someone want to let @harbars know to update his Workflow Walkthrough on his blog? I would love to see an updated guide.

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