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I would like to have a page in the central admin that allows administrators to configure a few values for the my timer job. Is there a way that I can do this?

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Absolutely, I have done this myself very recently.

You can create an Application Page that sits in the ADMIN directory in the SharePoint Root Folder. You need to add a mapped folder in Visual Studio to do this.

You can then create a Custom Action which will add a link to your application page, within any area and section within Central Administration that you wish.

Here is the tutorial I followed on MSDN for this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798467.aspx

Also, the full reference implementation for a timer job with a config page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798362.aspx

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+1 as usual, you are the man James. Any suggestions on how to access that value from the timer job? –  Abe Miessler Jun 14 '11 at 19:35
:) I've added a link to my answer which is the tutorial I followed. –  James Love Jun 14 '11 at 19:36
Here's the tutorial for the application page for a timer job: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798356.aspx There are links here: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798362.aspx for the rest of the reference implementation. –  James Love Jun 14 '11 at 19:38

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