Hi everyone. Today I want to show you ho you can setup your own Nintex Workflow Development environment. I thought a short tutorial would be good since you can easily run into errors when you miss a step.
As you may know Nintex Workflow is one of the most popular 3rd party products for SharePoint and a pretty good workflow engine. To setup your own Development environment you need to do the following:
Getting a Development license
You can get a Development license from here. All you need to do is to fill out a form with your personal data. After you have sent your data to Nintex you will receive an Email containing your license file and a download link of the Nintex Workflow product.
Important: Nintex does not accept free Mail addresses like googlemail.com in their Development license request form and the Development license will lose its validity after 30 days.
Important: Nintex Workflow needs to be installed on every SharePoint Web Server in your SharePoint Farm.
Before you start the Install Wizard you need to do the following:
Set the User Account Control settings on the lowest level and reboot your server. If you miss this step you might run into errors preventing the Install Wizard from adding the solution files to your farm.
Now run the Install Wizard as a SharePoint Farm Administrator and wait till the Wizard has finished his work.
Important: After the installation has finished you should set your User Account Control settings back to the Default value and remember to reboot your server.
As you can see the solutions have been added to your farm.
Now you need to deploy them globally. (Just click on the link and choose Deploy.)
Now you need to import your license.
The next step is to create a database where the Nintex product can store its data.
As you can see in the below screenshot the database setup will look like this:
Now you need to activate Nintex Workflow on every Web Application you want to use it.
Now go to Manage Allowed Actions and check every action you want to allow to be used in your workflows.
Activating the features
Now go to your Site Collection where you want to use Nintex Workflow.
Activate the following Site Collection features:
- Nintex Workflow 2010
Activate the following Site features on the Sites where you want to use Nintex Workflow:
- Nintex Workflow 2010
That´s it. Your Development environment is now ready to use.
I hope today´s post was interesting for you. See you next time.