A timer job runs in a specific Windows service for SharePoint Server to automate common SharePoint tasks.

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Is it possible to run timer job like run now and get results

Just added a new Web Analytic service (that's been broken for ever) using msdn gg266382 article Made sure everything is enabled and configured for this new web analytic service (and made sure old wa ...
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Why Execute method is not called?

I have created custom timer job and successfully deploy it into SP. I see this timer job and feature on the lists. Job is being called every 10 minutes with status "succeeded". Issue is that Execute ...
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Run a custom timer job only on weekdays

So I want to run a timer job only on weekdays. Does anybody have any experience with a similar requirement? I can think of two options: Inherit from the SPSchedule class, and write my own custom ...
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How can I non-destructively query the status of a SPWorkItem?

Suppose I have a custom timer job that processes work items. How can I check whether the timer job has processed a specific SPWorkItem without interfering with the actual processing? If I try to ...
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what is the best way to send survey or poll once a year

I have a requirement to send an online survey/poll/feedback form to all the users in our intranet once a year. I have been advised that this might require creating an infopath form and completed forms ...
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Workflow and timer job synchronization

I have a SP 2010 workflow that prompts information from the users, and a timer job which reads data from a constantly-updated DB. They both add data to another list item that stores the most recent ...
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SPSearchJobDefinition error after migrating to new domain

I've moved our sharepoint server (MOSS 2007) from one domain to another following this procedure. Everything seems to work OK but I've getting the error below in the event logs every five minutes. It ...
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Class not found in assembly when deploying custom timer job

Been struggling with this problem for a while. I'm deploying a custom timer job to SharePoint Foundation 2010, initially using the tutorial here. This timer job is supposed to add an element to a ...
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Timer Job Guid seems to be wrong

I have created a timer job which was deploying and working without any problems. I then created a second job in the same feature and had some problems deploying it, but after restarting Visual Studio ...
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Timer job to copy file

I have a web application scoped feature that creates and submits a one-time timer job when the feature is activated. The purpose of the timer job is to copy a file from one directory to another on the ...
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Delete timer jobs

I have a couple of timer jobs that I cant get rid of. I think they got created as a consequnce of creating a custom job. Also, if I use powershell Get-SPTimerJob then I get an exception. ...
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SharePoint Online workflow pause until

As far as I know it could cause troubles to pause a workflow for a longer time, like a few months. And I can understand that it could be a problem to do so on an on premise installation. But what ...
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Timer Job throws Field types not installed correctly Exception when querying a list

Hi Guys I have this situation: A timer job queries a list and gets items from it. The 2 queries are: <Where> <And> <And> <Leq> ...
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List all SPWorkItemJobDefinition

I have a document that I would like to delete, but receive the following error message: "This list item has a job pending." I believe this is caused by our TRIM Integration creating SPWorkItems on ...
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Create timer job to execute powershell script?

I have created timer job and under execute method.i have added below statement to run sharepoint command. runspace.RunspaceConfiguration.AddPSSnapIn("Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell", out ...
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SharePoint 2010 Timer Job - Execute method not executing

In a newly created farm I have deployed a timer job which is working fine on another farm. When I debug this timer job it calls the base constructor, however the execute method is never called and ...
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Timer job status

I am trying to figure out why SharePoint does not send notifications every once in a while. I seem to find myself restarting the "Windows SharePoint Services Timer" on the server and then all of a ...
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Job was updated do not execute the actual code!

I have a job (timer job) that was updated but the new code is not executed but the old!!! I have reseted the Sharpoint Timer, I have reseted the App Pool IIS ... but nothing makes the new job code ...
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Recreate ootb Timer Job

Just accidentally deleted an out-of-the-box timer job in SharePoint Foundation 2010, the "Change Log" Timer Job, using PowerShell (SPJobDefinition.Delete()) in a farm with only one server. How can I ...
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NullReferenceException when Starting Workflow from TimerJob

I am creating a TimerJob that invokes the workflow. Refer to the Execute method public override void Execute(Guid targetInstanceId) { var reader = new ...
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TimerJob deploying Run with Elevated privalages

I have written a cusom timer job where in while Activating the feature i am using the below code. It works in devlopment but when i deployed it in QA i get the below error. The user is a Farm ...
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How do to update custom SPTimerjob?

I have created & deployed a custom Jobdefinition via feature activation. During feature deactivation I use... Foreach(SPJobDefinition job in WebApp.JobDefinitions){ ...
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New-SPSite gives ERROR: Failed to OpenThreadToken, LastError=1008 in Timer job

I have a timer job that is running some powershell. The script creates a content database and then attempts to create a site collection. If run from powershell prompt the script works fine. If I ...
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Solution's deployment status failed

Last I night I was trying to deploy a custom timer job on production servers, I added solution easily using STSADM, but when I tried to deploy it using CA it returned with deployment status as Failed. ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in background

I'm just curious, I was reading an article here, and in the third paragraph it states "If you didn’t know, there are quite a few workflows that run in the background all the time. " I was just ...
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Variation Subsites Not Created - all timers finish in 00:00:00

Part 1: Variations Create Hierarchies Job Definition successfully creates the source & target labels. After that no subsites are created on the target labels nor any target pages. I've created ...
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Timer Job - targets to specific application server

Below is our server topology 3 WFEs 2 App Servers 1 DB server Now, I would like to write a custom timer job that should run only on the specific application server("APP1"). SPJobdefinition does not ...
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Customize a timer job to send email when an item is added to a list in Sharepoint 2007

Need to send a mail to the Reviewer of a document ( this value is got from the Reviewer column of the library) when the document is added using timer jobs. Kindly provide steps and code snippet for ...
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SharePoint Timer Service acting erratically

This is a SharePoint 2010 Server Enterprise Install with SP1 and the December 2011 CU. The farm has 1 WFE/App server and 1 DB server. My timer service restarts constantly. I see this message in the ...
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Database Statistics Timer Job got hangs on initialized state

Env: MOSS 2007 SP2 64 bit architecture, 4 wfe and1 app server, wins server 2003, Sql 2005 . I have a site collection in web app which is reached 50 GB. Due to this, the Site collection is not ...
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How can i instantiate multiple timer jobs with deffering names

I have created a timer job in VS and want to instantiate a number of times so I can have differing schedules. How can I do this pls.
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SharePoint 2010: Application Server Administration Service Timer Job

One of our customers has a large SharePoint 2010 farm which was having problems with 100% CPU usage for a large part of every minute (15 seconds) when the Application Server Administration Service ...
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Column doesnt exist error - Sharepoint Deployment

I am getting an error while deploying a project to the Timer Jobs. It keeps shooting me an error that says "Column does not exist", when I go to my list and my code, there is no such variable or ...
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E-Mail Timer Jobs Are Not Firing

In a MOSS 2007 environment, I've setup Incoming E-Mail Settings in Central Admin and two timer jobs were subsequently created: 1) Windows SharePoint Services Get Incoming E-Mail Configuration 2) ...
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SPImmediateAlertsJobDefinition errors in Event Log

I am sporadically getting errors in my Event Log for SPImmediateAlertsJobDefinition with the ID 6893, I've seen some of the posts out there pointing towards issues with the SharePoint assembly files. ...
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Share Point 2007 - Concept of an Agent?

I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'm hoping I am wrong. My background is in SQL, specifically T-SQL alongisde SSMS. I rely pretty heavily on agent jobs for periodic tasks. My ...
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How to programatically get a link to custom timer job settings?

I have created a custom timer job and deployed it to all web applications. In a custom central administration application page, I would like to show links to this timer job (e.g. 2 links if there are ...
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Prevent SharePoint 2010 custom timer job to run on all web application

I have successfully created the custom timer job to send status mails on daily basis. For testing I set the minute scheduler on the job and deployed as Web Application Scope. The timer job is running ...
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Workflow Timer Interval

Can I change Workflow Timer Interval value from default "every 5 minutes" to "every minutes" without impact to performace? Thanks for supprt, Best regards
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How do I run the social timer jobs in powershell?

As title says. I've applied ratings to documents and they, obviously, haven't appeared yet. Is it possible to use powershell to explicitly force these timer jobs to run immediately? I believe the ...
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Timer on a SharePoint List

I came across a very interesting scenario I need a Timer for Item added Event receiver for a SharePoint List and this list is being added to hundred of Webs. Now each List needs a timer job, which ...
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Deployment of Custom Timer job in Sharepoint 2010

I am creating Timer Job in Sharepoint 2010. When I try to deploy the solution I get the following error : Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Object reference not set to an instance of ...
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Custom Timer job throws an error : “Value cannot be null. Parameter name: uriString”

I am facing an issue while trying to write the custom Timer Job in SharePoint 2007. Have overridden the Execute method public override void Execute(Guid contentDbId) { using (SPSite ...
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Best practise for store/edit setting for custom time job?

What's the best practise for store/edit setting for custom time job? Well, we have OOTB _admin/Timer.aspx and /_admin/JobEdit.aspx pages, but if we have custom timer job with some setting (by the ...
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How to read values from Secure Store Service Application in a timer Job

I have in my sharepoint application an external source that must be accessed by 2 parts of my application The first part is a page, where the users can search on a form, the external data. The second ...
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How to have SPSite object available in custom Timer Job?

Here's my FeatureActivated method: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { SPSite site; MyCustomJob customJob; SPDailySchedule schedule; ...
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Problem with connectivity and OWSTIMER.exe

Our stagging environment is on a single server with 3 virtual servers, Database Server K2 Workflow Server WebFrontEnd Server Now time to time I am getting this exception for a webpart in event ...
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Run timer job on a single content database using SPJobLockType.Job

I have developed a custom timer job, inheriting from SPJobDefinition. It currently runs on two content databases, and I would like it to run on only one. I have created this timer job using the ...
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how to force a Timer Job solution to reference dll from gac

I developed a timer job feature using wsp-builder now when I take wsp file and deploy it to our development server it references an old version of dll from GAC even tho I updated gac with latest ...
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why timer job stucks at initialized status

I don't get the point why sharepoint timer job stucks at "Initialized" status, even tho it worked properly once, any idea's ? I know how to make it work again then but just dont understand the ...