Roll into work and a coworker alerts me to the fact that our SharePoint 2010 workflows are not flowing. When I tried to open any workflow, I was receiving this error:
Unable to load workflow actions from the server….
I cracked open Fiddler, opened SharePoint Designer, then tried to open a workflow.
On the left side of Fiddler, you will see a bunch of actions, look for one line that turns red and click on it. In the right window, you should see the error.
soap:ServerException of type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException’ was thrown.Failed to find the XML file at location ‘14\Template\Features\MissingFeature\feature.xml‘0x80131600……..
So I opened one of my WFE servers and navigated to the folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\MissingFeature
Sure enough, the feature folder in question was missing. To get the missing feature folder, I opened my app server and copied over the missing folder to my WFE servers. No iisreset needed.