StarTeam 2005 R2: Dynamic defaults not working as expected.
The workflow Dynamic Defaults do not set a default for some
fields (i.e automatically populate) in the windows client, but they
work fine in the web client.
If the fields need to be populated automatically on changing to a certain step, then those fields cannot be "Required" fields. It will not populate for Required fields, since Required fields expect users to enter a value. Once these fields are made to be not Required fields, then they will populate them automatically.
In order to make then not Required, go to the Form Options tab in the workflow designer, and deselect the field under the "Required" column.
Author: Meghana Rao