Register-SPWorkflowService The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found

This errors pops out if you have installed SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. Its true that SharePoint 2013 now supports Windows Server 2012 R2 after the SP1 update.

Even though you have SP1 (​15.0.4569.1000) you still will get the error when registering workflow service.

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  • If it shows “Workflow is Not Connected” you have to register the workflow service in SharePoint.
  • In order to register run “Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite “http://SPSite” -WorkflowHostUri “http://ServerName:12291″ -AllowOAuthHttp” in elevated SharePoint Management shell

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  • If the workflow service in running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server you will get an error (Register-SPWorkflowService : The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found) as shown above.
  • In order to fix download the Web Platform Installer (http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx) then search for Workflow Manager CU2 and proceed with installation.

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