View all workflow instances in CQ5 (cq.workflow.superuser)

To view all workflows instances in workflow console/inbox & perform workflow actions on them, a user :

Must be a workflow superuser to view all workflow instances.

There is a OSGi config Day CQ Workflow Service[1] which has a property “cq.workflow.superuser”.

This property is a  list of workflow superusers & superuser groups. OOTB only admin user &  administrators group are added to it.

Should have Read/Modify/Create/Delete (RMCD) permissions on ‘/etc/workflow/instances’ to perform all workflow actions.

Please follow the steps given below to achieve this :

1) Go to /useradmin console and create a group e.g. workflow-su

2) Add this group to the “Contributors” group so that it has basic read permissions.

3) Then give RMCD (Right Modify, Create, Delete) permissions on ‘/etc/workflow/instances’ to this group.

4) Go to the config [1] and add the group workflow-su to the list of superusers & superuser groups (cq.workflow.superuser)

5) Assign group ‘wf-supuser’ to the users.



[1] http://host:port/system/console/configMgr/


SolutionCenter.msi installer package pop up

This is one of the common and known issue that comes over on one or the other computers which had installation of hp printer software a number of times and rarely disturbs new hp connections.

The error message comes up with the following message :

‘The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable’


The above picture is just an example for the same pop up but for another package. It can be a solutioncenter.msi, hpproductassistant.msi, status.msi, trayapp.msi or any other pop up asking for msi installation package.

Follow the simple steps to give a permanent solution, though there are other solutions in which you locate the *.msi file in the setup folder on software package/CD. The other way is to use windows installer cleanup utility, but the best solution is here.

  1. Open registry editor.
  2. Browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products
  3. Under this you will see a long list of keys with alphanumeric names. Locate the key with the product name as “solution center” and delete it.


After deleting this entry it will be a hassle free experience for you.

All the best ~ justgurpreet