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Terminate a Workflow manually

Posted by Jean Paul on August 22, 2012

In this article we can explore the steps needed to terminate a workflow manually. A SharePoint might need this step if they encountered the following:

· Task overdue email workflow for non-existing task

· Approval workflow unwanted triggers


Please follow the following steps to terminate an unwanted workflow.

Step 1: Open the SharePoint site and click the Lists link


Step2: Click on the Site Workflows link

In the appearing page click on the Site Workflows link as shown below.


Step 3: Find the Workflow

You can see the My Running Workflows and for each workflow there is a status on the right side. Click on the In Progress link as highlighted below.


Step 4: Terminate the Workflow

On receiving the following page click on the Terminate this workflow now link


Step 5: Conclusion

This concludes our steps in terminating an unwanted workflow. You can use the same steps for MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 as well.

Note: If you are an Administrator you can Terminate the workflows of other users as well.



In this article we have seen how to terminate a running workflow. This article content could be shared with the user as well if they face the same problem.

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