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RELNOTE: Workflow Conductor for SharePoint 2007 Release Notes (SA08)
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KB.12399

APPLIES TO:

  • WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

To find out which product version you have, read KB.11999: How to Find the File Version for a Bamboo Product.

Below are the lists of features and issues for each release of this product.

Workflow Conductor for SharePoint 2007 Release Notes
R2.5
06/07/2012

New Features:

  • New workflow template gallery features:
    • View a personalized gallery of workflow templates you created.
    • Share workflow templates with other users.
    • Access workflow templates featured by administrators.
  • Advanced per-widget error handling options, including the ability to pause a workflow until an error can be corrected.
  • New widgets:
    • Create Column – Create a new column in a list or library.
    • Move Item – Move an item from one list or library to another.
    • Subscribe User to Alert – Subscribe a user to alerts for a SharePoint list or item.
  • New Conditional Branch widget conditions that branch the workflow based on results of the following conditional checks:
    • Is a role assigned to a user
    • Is a date/time within a date range
    • Is a user a member of a SharePoint group
    • Is a user a member of an Active Directory group
  • Updated Request Feedback widget options that allow specifying the number of feedback responses required.

Resolved Issues:

  • Resolved multiple issues related to Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete functions in Workflow Conductor Studio not selecting the correct area or item.
  • Group owner is now included when using Send Email addressed to a group.
  • Added small delay between loops in Repeat for Each Item to prevent SharePoint’s workflow queue from getting overwhelmed after 10 or more items were processed.
  • When selecting values for Date/Time columns that are configured as "Date Only”, the date picker no longer shows the time selector for date properties in the Update Item and Wait for Field Change widgets, or when setting a standard lookup field in any widget.
  • Resolved issue where Add User to AD Group widgets did not run correctly if the “Group” property was defined using a variable.
  • Fixed issue where some users upgrading from 2.0 or earlier would get stuck on the “Loading” screen when trying to apply updated settings in a previous workflow’s Create Item widget.
  • Line breaks in approval comments stored in variables are now properly retained and appear correctly when inserted in emails.
  • Fixed JavaScript error when using the Create Item widget on a survey list with special characters in the Subject field.
  • Zoom In/Out options now work correctly for large imported templates.
  • The Repeat While widget now works correctly when the "Loop Delay" property is set using a lookup.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause an error in some instances if regional settings for date/time were different than the defined user’s machine when using “Run As” in Delay Until, Request Approval, Request Feedback, Collect Data from User, and Create Task.
  • The Copy Item widget now works correctly with Bamboo's Custom Identifier Column when using the "Automatically Generate Unique ID" option on the target list.
  • The Send Email widget now works correctly on file attachments over 8MB.  

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.1
11/30/2011

New Features:

  • Custom database names – The Workflow Conductor database now supports custom naming, allowing multiple instances of the database to reside on a single SQL Server.
  • Updated Studio Toolbar – Workflow Conductor Studio features an improved ribbon-style menu for easy configuration and access to configured site navigation/breadcrumbs.
  • Updated Studio Settings UI – The right pane interface includes new features and now supports smaller resolutions.
  • Improved lookups – “Site Collection” properties in widgets can now be defined using lookups to stored values. “Current List” has been added as an option to the dropdown menu for lookups.
  • Configurable Per-Widget Task Emails – Various task emails for “Request Approval”, “Request Feedback”, and “Collect Data from User” can now configured separately for each widget, including task-specific lookups (ex. “Task Description”). Default email content can be defined in Central Administration.
  • Increased Widget Scope – The following widgets now support lookups to other Site Collections/Sites/Lists:
    • Set Field Value
    • Add Column
    • Repeat for Each Item
  • Custom/Blank Site Creation – “Create Site” now supports Bamboo custom site templates and “blank” templates.
  • Support for Bamboo Custom Columns – Workflow Conductor now supports the use of read/write activities for Bamboo’s Custom Columns.
  • The “Save” and “Save As” functions have been combined to eliminate confusion and minimize lost changes.
  • The Workflow Conductor Control Panel in Central Administration now features breadcrumb links for easier navigation.
  • “User and Group Management” has been added to widget categories.
  • Request Feedback, Request Approval, and Collect Data From User tasks created in MOSS 2007 can be accessed using Microsoft Outlook task integration features.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.0.1
09/16/2011

Resolved Bugs:

  • Workflows that contain lookups to "Current Site Collection" and "Current Site" may not resolve the site or site collection correctly when associated to a list in a different site or site collection.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R2.0
08/30/2011

New Features:

  • New Widget - Update User Info: Update SharePoint user profile properties.
  • New Widget - Update AD Account: Update Active Directory account information.
  • New Widget - Add Column: Add an existing site column to a list or library.
  • New Widget - Set Item Permissions: Set (or remove) item-level permissions.
  • New Widget - Create AD Group: Create a new Active Directory group.
  • New Widget - Remove AD Group: Remove a group from Active Directory.
  • New Widget - Remove SharePoint Group: Remove a SharePoint site group.
  • New Widget - Create Site: Create a new SharePoint site.
  • New Widget - Delete Site: Delete a SharePoint site.
  • New Widget - Set Site Permissions: Set the permissions for a SharePoint site.
  • New workflow deployment methods:
    • Simple Publishing: Publish workflows without recycling the application pool. Workflows can be published locally to the list or as reusable workflows to the site or site collection that can be associated with any list or library in that site or site collection.
    • Solution Deployment: Deploy workflows as farm workflow solutions just as in previous versions of Workflow Conductor. Workflows can still be deployed immediately from Conductor Studio or at a scheduled time.
    • Manual workflow deployment: Workflows deployed using Solution Deployment that are scheduled can now be manually deployed at any time from the Workflow Conductor Control Panel.
  • With the new Simple Publishing deployment method, easily create new workflow versions by overwriting existing workflows of the same name. Workflows already in progress will be allowed to complete and new workflow instances will use the new workflow version.
  • Enhanced lookup functionality:
    • Ability to define the site collection property using a lookup in the Create Item and Delete Item widgets.
    • Set the target group for the Add User to AD Group widget using a lookup.
    • Choose a display format for the results of user lookups.
  • Improved Template Gallery user interface that allows filtering and sorting.
  • Send Email widget now supports attachments.
  • New options for notifying workflow initiators, designers, or any user, group or e-mail address about workflow errors.
  • Includes sample manual installation scripts in the "misc" folder of the installation package.

Resolved Bugs:

  • A security validation error may occur when clicking "Add" or "OK" on some pop-up forms in SharePoint environments with the Microsoft June 2011 Cumulative Update installed.
  • If you start a workflow in Simulation Mode, the Repeat While widget Loop Delay property is not set to "0".
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, the database configuration may fail if the previous version's Widget Category settings were modified from the default. Details
  • Other general bug fixes.

See the Known Issues and Limitations section for the latest known issues and limitations related to this release.

R1.6.1
03/25/2011

New Features:

  • Added support for users in Active directory sub-domains to user lookups, e-mail recipients, and Active Directory Widgets.

Resolved Bugs:

  • If a Request Approval Widget is configured to require multiple approvers, the box to enter the number of approvers is missing in Workflow Conductor 1.6.
  • Workflows containing a Collect Data From User Widget may display the following error when deploying in a SharePoint environment with a remote database: Workflow Compiler Errors: The type or namespace name 'var' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
  • Some users may see the following error when clicking the item link at the top of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form: The webpage cannot be found
  • When exporting data from the View Workflow Status page, the date and time format is incorrect.
  • Other general bug fixes.
R1.6
02/25/2011

New Features:

Resolved Bugs:

  • If a task due date is set to the current date using a workflow initiation form Date/Time field formatted as Date only, the task due date is not set.
  • Conductor Studio calendar control does not format time display according to regional settings.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint Person/Group column that allows multiple selections.
  • Some widgets fail if widget properties are lookups to FBA users.
  • Add User to AD Group fails if the Active Directory group name contains special characters.
  • In order to save the Access Accounts settings, you must first fill in the SQL Server name in General Settings. Details
  • Other general bug fixes.
R1.5.1
12/03/2010
Resolved Bugs:
  • Link to item on task forms incorrect for sub-sites.
  • Error sometimes displayed when Studio diagram is refreshed after successful workflow deployment.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Run As > Other widget property.
  • IIS reset required to view Active Directory settings after installing and configuring Workflow Conductor for the first time.
  • Repeat For Each Item start and stop conditions do not match date values.
  • Repeat For Each Item start and stop conditions do not match when comparing a Current Item percent column to a percent column in another list.
  • In Update Item, cannot change the "Site" property selection if the widget is configured to update another item in the Current Site.
  • Error displayed when running a workflow with an initialization form containing a date/time field with a default value of "Today's date" and a constraint of "Required value must be greater than the date and time the form is loaded."
  • "Start Time" Easy Reference is a date and time instead of just a time.
  • Other general bug fixes.
R1.5
10/01/2010
New Features:
  • Widgets can access items in other site collections.
  • Widgets can run with the permission of the workflow initiator, the workflow designer, or any other account.
  • The Calculate widget now supports Excel-style date, mathematical, and string functions.
  • Designers can run workflows in Simulation Mode.
  • Set workflow start options at design time.
  • Administrators can limit workflow deployments to scheduled times.
  • Administrators can designate specific workflow designers.
  • Administrators can define approved Active Directory paths for Active Directory widgets.
  • Improved reporting features.
  • New Easy Reference lookups.
  • Support for SQL records in the Query DB and Create Item widgets.
  • Support for INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements in the Query DB widget.
  • Central management of deployed Workflow Conductor workflow solutions.
  • Editable e-mail templates for Request Approval and Request Feedback task notifications.
  • Designers can change the logging level for widgets when starting a workflow.
  • Conductor Studio performance enhancements.

New Widgets:

  • Repeat For Each Item - Repeat part of a workflow for each item in a list or library.
  • Create AD Account - Create an account in Active Directory.
  • Delete AD Account - Delete an account in Active Directory.
  • Add User to AD Group - Add a user to an Active Directory group.
  • Add User to SharePoint Group - Add a user to a SharePoint group.
  • Get User Info - Retrieve a SharePoint user profile property.

Resolved Bugs:

  • When Conductor is uninstalled, the Workflow Conductor Control Panel tab is not removed from the Central Administration site.
  • When you delete a widget from the Studio diagram, the property of the widget is still displayed in the right panel.
  • If you use the Copy Item widget to copy an item with an Approval Status column, the status will always be "Pending". 
  • Saved property values are not displayed for many widgets.
  • Query Database cannot connect with OLEDB connection strings.
  • Other general bug fixes.
R1.1
05/05/2010
New Features:
  • Conductor Studio now automatically saves a workflow to the template gallery before it is deployed.
  • Improves Conductor Studio diagram performance and reliability.
  • Enhances the Log Viewer web part.
  • Adds Conductor log management and archiving options.
  • Adds the ability to define options for handling workflow runtime errors.
  • Adds support for passing lookup values and workflow variables to SOAP services in the Call Web Service widget.
  • Adds support for passing lookup values and workflow variables to the Add and Update actions in the Access SP via REST widget.
  • Adds support for storing login credentials in the Call Web Service and Access SP via REST widgets.
  • Adds the ability to return the contents of a single XML tag from the results of a SOAP query in the Call Web Service widget.
  • Improves the workflow initialization form display and the initialization form builder user interface.
  • Adds a new Calculate widget to calculate the average, count, max, min or sum of two or more values.
  • Enhances the functionality of the Compare widget to allow lookups when comparing values.

Resolved Bugs:

  • Conductor does not work in a load balanced Windows Server 2003 multiple WFE farm.
  • The Conductor Studio diagram is unreliable with workflow diagrams that contain more than 20-30 widgets.
  • The Conductor Studio user interface does not auto size correctly at some screen resolutions.
  • Drag and drop of Conductor Studio widgets is sometimes unreliable.
  • Cut/Copy/Delete/Paste is unreliable in container widgets.
  • Cannot send e-mail when using the Use SMTP Secure Authenticated Connection option in General Settings.
  • Conductor is unable to connect to the database when the Conductor database is on a different machine than the SharePoint databases.
  • The Repeat While and Conditional widgets do not always continue the workflow when their conditions are met.
  • Some Easy Reference variables do not return the correct values.
  • The Create List widget does not show always show available sites for the Other Site in Site Collection option in a Windows Server 2008 64bit multiple WFE farm.
  • A workflow errors if workflow variables contain spaces in the variable name.
  • The Send Email widget fails if an address field contains a lookup.
  • Other general bug fixes and stability improvements.
R1.0.21
03/08/2010
Resolved Bugs:
  • External lookups fail when looking up Person fields.
  • The Repeat While widget does not work when the condition is "Compare these data sources".
  • The Compare widget displays an error message if the Value entered contains a decimal or slash.
R1.0
02/14/2010
Initial Release. See Online Documentation.
Known Issues and Limitations
R2.5

Known Issues:

  • Users upgrading from previous versions may experience problems publishing new workflows. Manually deactivating then reactivating the Web Application feature labeled “Bamboo Workflow Conductor Web.config Modifications V2.5” and the Site Collection Feature “Bamboo Workflow Conductor Studio” should resolve these issues.
  • When reassigning a task or requesting a change, users may have to click the “Submit” button twice before it responds if they checked the assignee name using "Enter" on the keyboard.
  • When opening a Workflow Conductor task (such as an approval or feedback task) from within a Microsoft Office application, the task form fields are blank and the form cannot be completed. Opening the task from other locations still works correctly.
  • Widgets can be dropped into invalid areas of the Request Approval widget, causing workflows to display an error message.
  • In some cases, Workflow Conductor Web Part features may need to be manually deactivated and re-activated when upgrading if Web Parts are already being used on a page(s).
  • Workflows fail when attempting to use Check In, Check Out, or Discard Check Out on items in the workflow Tasks list. 
  • Update Item/Set Field Value widgets will not work on a Bamboo Custom Identifier Column if the “Automatically Generate Unique ID” option is enabled.
  • Workflows that contain a Collect Data from User widget are canceled when run on a list in another site collection.
  • If a Simple Publishing workflow uses a workflow initialization form field that contains a space in the form field name, any default value configured for the field will not be displayed in the workflow start page.
  • If a workflow is in progress and a user clicks the "Workflow is committing..." message in the workflow status page, an error message is displayed.
  • In the My Workflows and My Workflow Tasks Web Parts, version numbers will appear after the task name when a new version of a Simple Publishing workflow is published after the task is created.
  • If a workflow that contains a lookup to a number or % column is deployed to a Document Library in a Meeting site, the workflow will be canceled if the column is empty.
  • If a workflow initialization form Date and Time field is configured with a default value that includes a time, the time may not be displayed correctly in the workflow start page.
  • If a Simple Publishing workflow with a Start Another Workflow widget is edited and published to a different scope, workflow initialization form values are not updated. For example, if the workflow was published to the list and then updated and published to the site, the Start Another Workflow widget retains its previous workflow initialization form values.
  • After upgrading to Workflow Conductor 2.0 or later, a workflow deployed in Workflow Conductor 1.5 that contains a Create AD Account widget configured with a lookup from an initialization form Choice drop-down field will add a "]" to the end of the lookup when the workflow runs.
  • Workflow is canceled if a Remove AD Group widget attempts to remove a group in an OU level lower than the one specified in the LDAP path.
  • In the Template Gallery, cannot filter for Created By when the filter contains special characters.
  • If a Simple Publishing workflow is associated to a list with an association name different than the workflow name, the workflow start page will display the workflow name instead of the association name.
  • If you attempt to attach a Document Set in a Send Email widget, the workflow will be canceled.
  • Some Widgets and task forms may not work correctly on German-language installations.
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5 or higher.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With", "Ends With", "Equal To", and "Not Equal To" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.

Limitations:

  • If the Name column of a document item contains "www.", Microsoft Outlook will interpret the Name value as a hyperlink when it is used in the subject of task emails, though the hyperlink will not work. This is default Outlook behavior.
  • Tasks created by workflows deployed in version 2.0 will not display Microsoft Office task integration features after upgrading to version 2.1 or higher.
  • When opening a workflow template created in Workflow Conductor version 1.6 or earlier in version 2.5 or later, some values for the Create Item widget may need to be re-entered before deploying the workflow again.
  • Integrated task buttons in Microsoft Outlook are available for SharePoint Server 2010 only; SharePoint Foundation 2010 does not support this feature.
  • When Copy Item copies an item from a list that does not include a Bamboo Visual Indicator column to one that does, the Bamboo Visual Indicator column in the target list cannot be filtered.
  • A Bamboo KPI Custom Column field may show a blank value for a task list item if that item is updated using the Complete Task, Create Task, or Copy Item widgets.
  • When you start a workflow that deletes the current site, the workflow initialization message remains on the screen.
  • When upgrading from 1.6.1 to 2.0 on WSS 3.0 farms running on Windows 2008 64-bit, the Troubleshooting menu option in Conductor Studio may display errors related to the Web.config modifications and access accounts. This can be fixed by manually deactivating then activating the "Bamboo Conductor Web.config Modification" Web Application feature.
  • Workflows created in pre-2.0 versions of Workflow Conductor will always report errors to the workflow initiator, regardless of the option selected in the Error Reporting settings. To use new error reporting options available in version 2.0 and higher, redeploy or republish the workflow.
  • Workflow descriptions are not displayed on the "Workflows" page or the "Manage Associated Workflows" page for Simple Publishing workflows. Descriptions are shown on the workflow initialization page and the Conductor Studio template list. Descriptions are displayed correctly in all instances for Solution Deployment workflows.
  • Request Approval, Request Feedback, and Collect Data From User task due dates are not set if the Days Until Due property in the widget is an extremely large value, such as "99999999".
  • When editing a workflow template created in Workflow Conductor 1.6.1 after upgrading to 2.0, Create Item widget properties are not displayed correctly. Workaround: Re-enter the widget properties and save the template.
  • After upgrading to Workflow Conductor 2.0, workflow solutions that were scheduled for deployment in the previous version but had not yet been deployed are not deployed at the scheduled time after the upgrade. This is because the workflow deployment method is changed to Simple Publishing in Conductor 2.0. The workflow can be manually deployed in the Workflow Solution Management page in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel.
  • If a workflow with a Set Field Value widget is created on a Document Library and later associated to another list type, values set using the {Current Item:Name} lookup may not work correctly if the "Name" column in the new list was created manually and is not the default SharePoint "Name" column.
  • An error page is displayed if a workflow is associated with a Bamboo workflow task content type.
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008.
R2.1

Known Issues:

  • If a widget is configured with an External List Lookup using a condition that filters on a Bamboo Visual Indicator percent column value, the workflow is canceled.
  • Widgets can be dropped into invalid areas of the Request Approval widget, causing workflows to display an error message.
  • The Calculate widget cannot execute the Count() function if the first and last arguments are lookups to string values.
  • In some cases, Workflow Conductor Web Part features may need to be manually deactivated and reactivated when upgrading if Web Parts are already being used on a page.
  • Workflows fail when attempting to use Check In, Check Out, or Discard Check Out widgets on the Workflow Tasks list.
  • When editing a Conditional Branch widget in a workflow template created in a previous version of Workflow Conductor, the "Compare these data sources" option is always at the bottom of the list.
  • Copy Item, Update Item, and Set Field Value widgets will not copy or update Bamboo Custom Identifier Column values if the “Automatically Generate Unique ID” option is enabled.
  • Workflows that contain a Collect Data From User widget are canceled when run on a list in another site collection.
  • "Unknown Error" message may occur after a new installation when attempting to add new lookups to the e-mail templates in Central Administration. To resolve this issue, run the copyappbincontent command from the stsadm utility. For more information, see the Microsoft stsadm command reference at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261996%28v=office.12%29.aspx.
  • A site created with the Create Site widget may be added to incorrect category in the Quick Launch bar the first time the widget is run if all three navigation properties are checked.
  • When using Start Another Workflow to start a workflow with an initialization form, parameters collected from an initialization form on the first workflow may not work correctly as initialization form values for the second workflow.
  • After upgrading to Workflow Conductor 2.0, a workflow deployed in Workflow Conductor 1.5 that contains a Create AD Account widget configured with a lookup from an initialization form Choice drop-down field will add a "]" to the end of the lookup when the workflow runs.
  • Workflow is canceled if a Remove AD Group widget attempts to remove a group in an OU level lower than the one specified in the LDAP path.
  • In the Template Gallery, cannot filter for Created By when the filter contains special characters.
  • Workflow is canceled if a Send Email widget attempts to send an attachment 8MB or larger.
  • If you attempt to attach a Document Set in a Send Email widget, the workflow will be canceled.
  • Some Widgets and task forms may not work correctly on German-language installations.
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5 or higher.
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Rich content editor in Conductor Studio shows error message when pasting text as HTML.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With", "Ends With", "Equal To", and "Not Equal To" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • Integrated task buttons in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office applications are not available for WSS 3.0. This feature is only supported in MOSS 2007.
  • A Bamboo KPI Column field may show a blank value for a task list item if that item is updated using the Complete Task, Create Task, or Copy Item widgets.
  • When you start a workflow that deletes the current site, the workflow initialization message remains on the screen. This is because the site is no longer available to refresh the workflow status.
  • Tasks created by workflows deployed in version 2.0 will not display Microsoft Office task integration features after upgrading to version 2.1.
  • If the Name column of a document item contains "www.", Microsoft Outlook will interpret the Name value as a hyperlink when it is used in the subject of task emails, though the hyperlink will not work. This is default Outlook behavior.
  • Workflows created in pre-2.0 versions of Workflow Conductor will always report errors to the workflow initiator, regardless of the option selected in the Error Reporting settings. To use new error reporting options available in version 2.0 and higher, redeploy or republish the workflow.
  • When Copy Item copies an item from a list that does not include a Bamboo Visual Indicator column to one that does, the Bamboo Visual Indicator column in the target list cannot be filtered.
  • Request Approval, Requeset Feedback, and Collect Data From User task due dates are not set if the Days Until Due property in the widget is an extremely large value, such as "99999999".
  • The "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item” option in the Workflow Settings tab is only available if the workflow deployment method is set to Solution Deployment. It will be hidden when using Simple Publishing.
  • When upgrading from 1.6.1 to 2.0 on WSS 3.0 farms running on Windows 2008 64-bit, the Troubleshooting menu option in Conductor Studio may display errors related to the Web.config modifications and access accounts. This can be fixed by manually deactivating then activating the "Bamboo Conductor Web.config Modification" Web Application feature.
  • Workflow descriptions are not displayed on the "Workflows" page or the "Manage Associated Workflows" page for Simple Publishing workflows (SharePoint 2007 only). Descriptions are shown on the workflow initialization page and the Conductor Studio template list. Descriptions are displayed correctly in all instances for Solution Deployment workflows.
  • When editing a workflow template created in Workflow Conductor 1.6.1 after upgrading to 2.0, Create Item widget properties are not displayed correctly. Workaround: Re-enter the widget properties and save the template.
  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • Get User Info will fail if the user does not have an entry in the SharePoint User Information List.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R2.0

Known Issues:

  • Workflows that contain a Collect Data From User widget are canceled when run on a list in another site collection.
  • "Unknown Error" message may occur after a new installation when attempting to add new lookups to the e-mail templates in Central Administration. To resolve this issue, run the copyappbincontent command from the stsadm utility. For more information, see the Microsoft stsadm command reference at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261996%28v=office.12%29.aspx.
  • A site created with the Create Site widget may be added to incorrect category in the Quick Launch bar the first time the widget is run if all three navigation properties are checked.
  • When using Start Another Workflow to start a workflow with an initialization form, parameters collected from an initialization form on the first workflow may not work correctly as initialization form values for the second workflow.
  • After upgrading to Workflow Conductor 2.0, a workflow deployed in Workflow Conductor 1.5 that contains a Create AD Account widget configured with a lookup from an initialization form Choice drop-down field will add a "]" to the end of the lookup when the workflow runs.
  • Workflow is canceled if a Remove AD Group widget attempts to remove a group in an OU level lower than the one specified in the LDAP path.
  • In the Template Gallery, cannot filter for Created By when the filter contains special characters.
  • Workflow is canceled if a Send Email widget attempts to send an attachment 8MB or larger.
  • If you attempt to attach a Document Set in a Send Email widget, the workflow will be canceled.
  • Some Widgets and task forms may not work correctly on German-language installations.
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5 or higher.
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Rich content editor in Conductor Studio shows error message when pasting text as HTML.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With", "Ends With", "Equal To", and "Not Equal To" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • The "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item” option in the Workflow Settings tab is only available if the workflow deployment method is set to Solution Deployment. It will be hidden when using Simple Publishing.
  • When upgrading from 1.6.1 to 2.0 on WSS 3.0 farms running on Windows 2008 64-bit, the Troubleshooting menu option in Conductor Studio may display errors related to the Web.config modifications and access accounts. This can be fixed by manually deactivating then activating the "Bamboo Conductor Web.config Modification" Web Application feature.
  • Workflow descriptions are not displayed on the "Workflows" page or the "Manage Associated Workflows" page for Simple Publishing workflows (SharePoint 2007 only). Descriptions are shown on the workflow initialization page and the Conductor Studio template list. Descriptions are displayed correctly in all instances for Solution Deployment workflows.
  • When editing a workflow template created in Workflow Conductor 1.6.1 after upgrading to 2.0, Create Item widget properties are not displayed correctly. Workaround: Re-enter the widget properties and save the template.
  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • Get User Info will fail if the user does not have an entry in the SharePoint User Information List.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.6.1

Known Issues:

  • Some Widgets and task forms may not work correctly on German-language installations.
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, the database configuration may fail if the previous version's Widget Category settings were modified from the default. Details
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5.
  • If you start a workflow in Simulation Mode, the Repeat While widget Loop Delay property is not set to "0".
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Rich content editor in Conductor Studio shows error message when pasting text as HTML.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With", "Ends With", "Equal To", and "Not Equal To" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • Get User Info will fail if the user does not have an entry in the SharePoint User Information List.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.6
02/25/2011

Known Issues:

  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, the database configuration may fail if the previous version's Widget Category settings were modified from the default. Details
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5.
  • If you start a workflow in Simulation Mode, the Repeat While widget Loop Delay property is not set to "0".
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Rich content editor in Conductor Studio shows error message when pasting text as HTML.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With", "Ends With", "Equal To", and "Not Equal To" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • Get User Info will fail if the user does not have an entry in the SharePoint User Information List.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.5.1
12/03/2010

Known Issues:

  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, the database configuration may fail if the previous version's Widget Category settings were modified from the default. Details
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5.
  • When installing Workflow Conductor for the first time, you may need to reset IIS and clear your browser cache to see Active Directory settings in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel.
  • If you start a workflow in Simulation Mode, the Repeat While widget Loop Delay property is not set to "0".
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Start Another Workflow fails if the workflow is associated to a different list than the one it was originally deployed to.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With" and "Ends With" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column allowing multiple selections that contains a group in another site collection.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • The full account name must be used to lookup an FBA user in the Conductor Studio User Lookup form.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.5
10/01/2010

Known Issues:

  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, the database configuration may fail if the previous version's Widget Category settings were modified from the default. Details
  • Link to item on task forms incorrect for sub-sites.
  • Error sometimes displayed when Studio diagram is refreshed after successful workflow deployment.
  • When upgrading Workflow Conductor, workflows that are "In Progress" and waiting for Delay For, Delay Until, Wait For Field Change, Request Approval, Or Request Feedback widgets do not complete after upgrading to Conductor 1.5.
  • When installing Workflow Conductor for the first time, you may need to reset IIS and clear your browser cache to see Active Directory settings in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel.
  • If you start a workflow in Simulation Mode, the Repeat While widget Loop Delay property is not set to "0".
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • In some cases, the Approval Status of an item is not set properly for workflows deployed with the Start Option "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item."
  • If a Set Approval Status widget is configured to Run As "Initiator" or "Other", the item shows as Modified By "System Account".
  • The Repeat For Each Item widget "Start Item" condition does not work when using the "Is Null" operator with a Date/Time or Person/Group column.
  • Set Field Value can incorrectly set a Person/Group (Person only) column to a SharePoint group name.
  • Start Another Workflow fails if the workflow is associated to a different list than the one it was originally deployed to.
  • An error message is displayed when adding a hyperlink in the Comments field of a Request Approval or Request Feedback task form.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Run As > Other widget property.
  • Saved property values are not displayed when you edit the Access SP via REST widget properties.
  • In Update Item, cannot change the "Site" property selection if the widget is configured to update another item in the Current Site.
  • In the View Workflow Status page, "Starts With" and "Ends With" filters do not work on the Workflow Name and List columns.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column that allows multiple selections.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Create Item can only set one value for a Lookup column that allows multiple selections.
  • Cannot assign a Request Approval or Request Feedback task to a user in another site collection who is not also in the current site collection.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.1
05/05/2010

Known Issues:

  • When you delete a widget from the Studio diagram, the property of the widget is still displayed in the right panel.
  • When Conductor is uninstalled, the Workflow Conductor Control Panel tab is not removed from the Central Administration site.
  • If you use a Run Parallel widget with an Update Item in one branch and a Set Approval Status in the other, the item's Approval Status will always be set to "Pending" no matter what is specified in the Set Approval Status widget.
  • If you use the Copy Item widget to copy an item with an Approval Status column, the status will always be "Pending". If you need the status to be something other than "Pending", use another widget (such as Set Approval Status, Update Item, or Set Field Value) to update the Approval Status after you copy the item.
  • When upgrading from Workflow Conductor 1.0 to 1.1, you may see two task lists: one called "WorkflowTasks" and one called "Workflow Tasks" (with a space). The default task list name was changed in Workflow Conductor 1.1. You can continue to use the version 1.0 task list by changing the Default Task List Name in the Workflow Conductor Control Panel > General Settings page.
  • Widget properties may appear out of order if you are running Conductor on a Windows Server 2003 64 bit multiple WFE farm.
  • In the Access SP via REST widget, you cannot update a Calendar list item's End Time.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column that allows multiple selections.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Create Item can only set one value for a Lookup column that allows multiple selections.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.0.21
03/08/2010

Known Issues:

  • The Run Parallel widget shows an error when it contains certain widget combinations.
  • Dragging and dropping widgets on the Studio diagram is not reliable in some instances:
    • When you have more than 30 widgets, the drag and drop functions might be slower and not reliable as you scroll to the right.
    • When you delete a widget from the diagram, the property of the widget is still displayed in the right panel.
  • Creating and running workflows while logged into SharePoint as a System Account user may result in workflow errors. 
  • When you uninstall Conductor, the Workflow Conductor Control Panel tab is not removed from the Central Administration site.
  • In the Widget Category page, widget selections on one page of the widget list are lost if you switch to another page of the widget list.

Limitations:

  • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
  • WFE load balancing is not supported in this release.
  • In the General Setting page, the Use SMTP Secure Authenticated Connection option is not supported.
  • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
  • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column that allows multiple selections.
  • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
  • Create Item can only set one value for a Lookup column that allows multiple selections.
  • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
R1.0
02/14/2010

Known Issues:

  • Dragging and dropping widgets on the Studio diagram is not reliable in some instances:
    • When you have more than 30 widgets, the drag and drop functions might be slower and not reliable as you scroll to the right.
    • When you delete a widget from the diagram, the property of the widget is still displayed in the right panel.
  • Creating and running workflows while logged into SharePoint as a System Account user may result in workflow errors. 
  • When you uninstall Conductor, the Workflow Conductor Control Panel tab is not removed from the Central Administration site.
  • In the Widget Category page, widget selections on one page of the widget list are lost if you switch to another page of the widget list.

    Limitations:

    • You must disable UAC Admin Approval Mode or turn off UAC to run Conductor on Windows Server 2008. Details
    • WFE load balancing is not supported in this release.
    • In the General Setting page, the Use SMTP Secure Authenticated Connection option is not supported.
    • Some SharePoint site themes do not work well with Conductor Studio.
    • Send Email does not work if the recipient property is a lookup to a SharePoint group or a Person/Group column that allows multiple selections.
    • Create Item cannot create an item in a list name that includes an apostrophe (').
    • Create Item can only set one value for a Lookup column that allows multiple selections.
    • In the Wait for Field Change widget, lookups are not available for Yes/No and Choice fields.
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