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AmbriAdmin
Frequent Visitor

How can I prevent infrequently run flows from being automatically disabled?

I recently received an email about a flow I have that doesn't run very often with the following message:

We noticed that your flow has not run at all in the past 90 days. If it does not run it will be turned off in 7 days.

This is very inconvenient for me, but I can't find any documentation regarding this policy or how to disable it (if that's even possible).

Some possibly relevant details:

  • We are using the Microsoft Power Automate Free license with Microsoft 365 E3

  • This flow is part of a document approval process and doesn't make sense to have run periodically to avoid this apparent 90-day limit.

Has anyone else encountered this / has anyone had success disabling this feature?

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Jronash
Solution Supplier
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I received an email like that yesterday as well, but since the affected flow wasn't important, I haven't gotten around to looking into it yet. 

 

It seems like a bad idea to me - I think there are many cases where a critical flow may run less than once every 90 days.

nick_g
Frequent Visitor

Same here! 🤐

 

Have no idea - this seems completely random as I have flows that are older than 90 days and not suspended/used ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Agree we need to understand what is happening.

 

For example could this affect flows that are part of solutions that are integrated into other Power Platform apps like Power Apps/Virtual Agents?

 

Cheers

 

AlyssaFriesen
New Member

I'm running into the same issue. I have flows that I've scheduled to run annually and triggered flows where this is going to be a problem for me. This must be a new feature that these flows are disabled after 90 days?

Pieter Veenstra just posted a blog post about how to re-enable suspended flows automatically using... a flow of course.

https://sharepains.com/2020/12/02/re-enable-flows-power-automate/amp/

 

It's not a beginner-level flow, but if this is causing a lot of problems for you, it could be a good solution.

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