Workflow Servers run and manage published workflows as Internet services in IIS. Workflow Servers are any computers that serve as publishing destinations for your projects. You can publish a project without moving it to a Workflow Server. For example, you can create a publishing directory without moving it to a Workflow Server. However, publishing most commonly means moving the project to a Workflow Server.
Workflow Server runs on every computer running Workflow Designer. However, Symantec recommends that you establish at least one central, designated server to run Workflow Server. Workflow Designer computers can publish to this server. If you install Workflow Server only on the Workflow Designer computer, you can publish processes only to the local computer.
When you install Workflow, you can install only Workflow Server on a computer. Installing only Workflow Server enables that computer to be a publishing destination for Workflow Designer computers.
To publish a project from a Workflow Designer computer to a Workflow Server computer, you must have two-way communication between the computers. All communication links through inbound and outbound Internet services using HTTP communication.
When projects are published, they appear in IIS as an available Internet service. Symantec Management Console or another caller that communicates with Workflow Server can then call the published projects.
Workflow Server computers can interact with Workflow Designer computers and Symantec Management Platform computers in multiple ways. The following graphics illustrate some of these relationships.
Figure: Multiple Workflow Designer computers publishing to a single Workflow Server computer
Figure: Multiple Workflow Server computers processing requests from one Symantec Management Platform server