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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.

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Thanks. I will play with it. – Patrick Lee Feb 11 '14 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 '14 at 4:49

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 '14 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 '14 at 4:47

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