Method 'StartWorkflowOnListItem' in type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricWorkflowInstanceProvider'

Exception:
Method 'StartWorkflowOnListItem' in type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricWorkflowInstanceProvider' from assembly 'Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices, Version=15.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c' does not have an implementation.

We continuously faced a serious problem in SharePoint 2013 workflow development after installing the hotfix- KB2880998.  This hotfix causes different types of problem in Workflow Manager 1.0. 

Initially we did not identified the root cause. We thought that this was may some server related issue occurred by our last deployment in DEV server. But our Staging server also effected with the same error since we did not deployed our changes to that server. 

Closely observe the ULS logs it seems that this causes by some workflow related dll missing or corrupted. Then investigating the issue based on workflow related issue and found the following link which described the issue clearly

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/b189e4b8-bb9e-4ade-a3d5-cd2e0f90e93f/workflow-not-working-after-installing-service-pack-1-and-patches?forum=sharepointadmin

Solution:

Install the security update 2880963 for SharePoint Server 2013 from the following link will fix the issue.


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