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SPD 2010 Cannot insert this action #SP2010 #SharePoint #PS2010 #MSProject #ProjectServer #in

Just a quick blog to go over which features should be enabled for Approval tasks in SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows.

Scenario:

Project Server – PWA.  Workflow being created within a Project Site.

Features enabled at the site collection (PWA):

  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Publishing

Features enabled at the site (PWA):

  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Publishing
    Features enabled at the site (Project Site):
  • Standard
  • Enterprise

However, we were getting the following error appear when trying to use the “Start Approval Workflow” action:

Cannot insert this action. To use task process actions, the Office SharePoint Server Standard Site features must be enabled for this site by an administrator.

Interesting error message given that the Standard features were enabled at both the Site Collection and Site level.

On further inspection, it turns out (rather obviously) that the Workflow feature needs to be enabled at the Site Collection level.

It caught us out for a little while, but a quick Google and thanks to this MSDN Forum post, we got the result we needed:

Hopefully, this post helps somebody out.

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  1. zee
    April 4, 2012 at 16:55

    Thank you! This is really nice information.
    zee
    http://walisystemsinc.com

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