As I mentioned in my previous post on my SP1 issues, my Designer workflows stopped working after the service pack. Specifically, it would no longer start workflows automatically.
I still don’t have the answer (bad news first), but I got another piece to the puzzle today. A couple co-workers contacted me after hearing I had issues and they pointed me to a related MSDN Forum post. As you’ll see, there is a suggestion that the auto workflows work fine as long as you’re not logged in using an admin account. Which is what I was indeed doing (beat me up later for developing as an admin).
So I signed in as another, non-admin, user and sure enough…the workflows worked! Finally something you can’t do as an admin but can as a normal user!! Weird. Anyway, it’s another piece to the puzzle and gives me a temporary work around.