SPD workflow Failed on start (retrying)

I have been wrestling with this issue for about 60 days, the issue occurs when you create a simple OOB SPD workflow or even a Nintex workflow.
The solution to this is two parts
The service account should be a part of
1. Looked at the groups in the local machine
· WSS_ Restricted
· WSS_Admin_WPG
2. Checked on the SQL management studio  > security > logins > Service account > properties > server roles were given as dbcreator > security & system admin > public
      Looked in user mappings the service account  was set db owner
3. >> Looked in the application content database in SQL
      service account should be  is a db owner
4. In  Central Admin page  > policy for web application > add service account as full control 
5. CA > operations tab > update farm administrators group > service account is added there
6. looked in the site > site settings > site collection administrator
7. looked in the component services > dcom config > IIS admin service > security > added the service account to launch and activation > access permissions > and Configuration permissions .
After doing all these settings the service account must have all the require permissions
Second part of the solution is change the service account from the central admin page & run an IIS reset
this is the main key and you will have to compulsorily do this to resolve the issue
hope it works for you


About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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