Activate or deactivate a workflow as a site collection feature

By default, the predefined workflows included in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are active as site collection features for site templates. However, if your organization has customized the default settings for your site, you may need to activate a specific workflow as a site collection feature to make it available to be added to lists, libraries, or content types. You must be a site collection administrator to activate a site collection feature.

Activate a workflow

  1. On the home page for the site collection, on the Site Actions menu Button image , point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.

  2. Under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.

  3. On the Site Collection Features page, click the Activate button next to the name of the workflow that you want to activate.

    Note: To activate the Collect Feedback or Approval workflow feature, click the Activate button next to Routing Workflows.

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Deactivate a workflow

You can deactivate a workflow if you do not want it to be available to the people who use a site. If you deactivate a workflow, it will not be available for users to add to lists, libraries, or content types. You must be a site collection administrator to deactivate a site collection feature.

  1. On the home page for the site collection, on the Site Actions menu Button image , point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.

  2. Under Site Collection Administration, click Site collection features.

  3. On the Site Collection Features page, click the Deactivate button next to the name of the workflow that you want to deactivate.

    Note: To deactivate the Collect Feedback or Approval workflow feature, click the Deactivate button next to Routing Workflows.

  4. Click Deactivate this feature.

    Important: If you deactivate a workflow, any user data or customizations associated with the workflow may be lost. Also, any instances of the workflow that may be in progress on sites in the site collection may stop functioning.

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