Activate or deactivate the Three-state workflow as a site collection feature

By default, the Three-state workflow is already active as a site collection feature for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site templates. However, if your organization has customized the default settings for your site, you may need to activate the workflow as a site collection feature to make it available to be added to lists or libraries. You must be a site collection administrator to activate a site collection feature.

Activate the Three-state workflow

  1. On the home page for the site collection, on the Site Actions menu Button image , click Site Settings.

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

  3. On the Site Collection Features page, in the Three-state workflow section, click the Activate button.

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Deactivate the Three-state workflow

You can deactivate the Three-state workflow feature if you do not want it to be available to people who use a site. If you deactivate Three-state workflow, it will not be available for users to add to lists or libraries. 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 , click Site Settings.

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

  3. On the Site Collection Features page, in the Three-state workflow section, click the Deactivate button.

  4. Click Deactivate this feature.

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

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