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My customer using SharePoint 2010 foundation and it is not able to use "Information management policy settings".

Is there any alternatives to setup workflows sending reminders as documents/pages are not modified in certain period, for example, 6 months?

I doubt that pausing multiple workflows for 6 months is not a good idea because it will consume server resources as workflow will nonstop for 6 months.

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You can try to create a custom timer jobs and implement your logic...which run every night and check the document date, which one is true for 6 months then send the email.

here are few good refrences for creating timer jobs.

http://dotnetfinder.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/creatingcustomsharepointtimerjob2010/

https://www.simple-talk.com/dotnet/.net-tools/a-complete-guide-to-writing-timer-jobs-in-sharepoint-2010/

http://www.andrewconnell.com/Creating-Custom-SharePoint-Timer-Jobs

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Thanks. I will play with it. –  Patrick Lee Feb 11 at 0:27
    
Based on your question, I feel a timer job is the best way to go. Long lasting workflows will give you headaches in the long run. –  iOnline247 Feb 11 at 4:49
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It should be possible for you to use DateDiff function within a calculated column to find out the dates for workflows. Of course, workflows will take of the rest!

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Does this calculated column is updated continuously based on changed [Today]? –  Patrick Lee Feb 11 at 2:04
    
No, calculated columns are only calculated upon saving. They are static thereafter unless edited. The calculation will then calculate once again after saving. –  iOnline247 Feb 11 at 4:47
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