SharePoint 2010 – The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.

You may receive this error when trying to publish a page in SharePoint 2010

The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.

Solution:
You would need to install the ‘State Service’ via the Configuration wizard in Central Administration or via PowerShell.

To configure the State Service by using Windows PowerShell:
1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, Windows PowerShell Modules.
2. In Windows PowerShell, type $serviceApp = New-SPStateServiceApplication -Name “State Service”
3. Create a State Service database and associate it with a service application, by typing New-SPStateServiceDatabase -Name “StateServiceDatabase” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp
4. Create a State Service Application Proxy and associate it with the service application by typing New-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy -Name “State Service” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp -DefaultProxyGroup
(You can use another proxy group if necessary by changing the DefaultProxyGroup parameter)

Tip:

You can view a list of all State Service cmdlets in Windows PowerShell by typing gcm *spstate*

35 thoughts on “SharePoint 2010 – The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.

  1. Thank you very much! Actually You saved my life (or so!)
    I spent a whole day trying many things to manage this issue. Then I had the idea to transalte the french message I had in english (thanks to google translation), and found your post…

    Great job! Thanks

  2. Thanks alot, I’m following some videos and I saw how the trainer edit the form directly in the Browser, and I said I want to do the same, but was hard to find the answer also in Microsoft MSDN….

    Again THANKS ALOT

  3. It seems it worked for all but not for me :( I have sharepoint 2010 installed on windows 7 and the state service is running, but I get this error every time I try to create a workflow.
    please help

  4. Thanks for the succinct solution. I literally could have used the Google “I’m feeling lucky” button.

  5. Hi,

    This is great tips.
    But the bullet #1 and #2, it must be run in the SharePoint powershell, unless the powershell could not understand the SharePoint command. If following the #1 and #2 as your post, it must be additional step to load the SharePoint powershell addin first. But the easy way is start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell from Start/Program/Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

    Thanks.

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