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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Visio Visualization Error

After setting up SharePoint 2013, you may come across an error when trying to access Workflow Status that renders in Visio.

However, you might get a failure that will look something like this:

Love that kind of error "The server failed to process the request" really tells it all eh?

So, there's a few things that can cause this:

  • First verify that the Visio Service (Services on Server) is started
  • Next verify the Visio Service Application and Proxy was created (Manage Service Applications)
  • Next verify that the Visio proxy is connected to the Application (Manage Web Applications)
  • Last (and most common), check the ULS logs - very often this problem is simply a logon issue:

To correct the latter, simply grant the account access to the Content Database in question.

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