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hegdesaspect
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Run Sub-Flows or Desktop Flows in Parallel or Concurrently

I have 2 desktop flows which I want to run in parallel or concurrently. This was working earlier, but with recent version of Power Automate Desktop, I am unable to run flows simultaneously. The "Play" button is inactive for the 2nd flow when the 1st flow is running. See below:

Multiple Flows Cannot Run SimultaneouslyMultiple Flows Cannot Run Simultaneously

The version of the Power Automate Desktop is shown below:

Power Automate Desktop VersionPower Automate Desktop Version

How do I run multiple flows simultaneously? If this not possible, can I run sub-flows in parallel concurrently? If so, I shall convert all my flows into sub-flows and have one main flow.

 

This is on normal Windows 11 Desktop and not any server or virtualization etc. My windows version is as follows:

Windows 11 VersionWindows 11 Version

 

Please help.

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Highboy
Super User
Super User

I am running version 2.16 and I have no problems, running multiple scripts the way you want.
What version are you using?

As I showed in the screenshot, I am using version 2.18. Everything was working fine with 2.16 for me too. The 2.18 version is causing this problem.

Where did you get that (Link)?
I have just downloaded the latest version from MS, and that is 2.17 (Feb. 22 release)
Also works in 2.17.

Highboy_0-1647589560594.png

 

hegdesaspect
New Member

Regular Windows update and Microsoft Store apps update gave this to me. I am part of Insider Preview Program and may be that is the reason I got this newer version.

That could be...
When it comes to updating Power Automate Desktop, I have learned that you have to be very carefull.
We have had an update that caused alot of problems to a lot of our scripts.
So no Insider preview for me 😮

Zave
Resolver I
Resolver I

Is concurrency a supported feature? I can't find any related documentation. 

VgsBrazil
Frequent Visitor

Hi, any news? also for me I need run multiple flows..

PetrosF-MSFT
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi all, we can run desktop flows concurrently on a Windows server machine, upon registering the machine - Run a Power Automate desktop flow - Power Automate | Microsoft Docs
Unfortunately, running desktop flows concurrently through the console is not supported.

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