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

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Problem Activating Custom Timer Job

Right now I'm trying to create a SharePoint 2010 Custom Timer Job in Visual Basic 2010, which doesn't want to register itself in the SharePoint Timer (it appears to add ok and everything, but doesn't ...
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Best Practices for re-scheduling and starting the specific timer job using code

I have a situation where some of the code needs to re-schedule the specific timer job and start it according to new schedule. The timer jobs actually writes (need permissions) into the SharePoint ...
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Accessing connection string in custom job

I have configured connection string in my IIS since I'm reusing it through my sharepoint solutions and custom services running next to sharepoint sites. I'm using following snippet throughout my ...
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How to delete a custom timer job?

Although we can delete a running timer job from Central administration Monitoring section, but is there anything that we need to implement in a custom timer job so that the job stops as soon as it is ...
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Expiration Policy Job - debugging

I am trying to find out what error is preventing our Expiration Policy timer job from completing. It is scheduled daily about 10PM. Sometimes when I come in in the morning it is Aborted, sometimes ...
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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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My Timer Job Not sending any mail!

Hi I used following code to send mail from Timer job, (Thanks to Mr Deepu for providing a sample template). After deploying it, I could able to find this job, in the monitoring section of the Central ...
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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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How do you delete a SharePoint 2010 TimerJob?

I have created a custom TimerJob in Visual Studio 2010 using an Empty SharePoint project. I added some functional code and deployed it to my SharePoint site. The TimerJob ran according to plan. I ...
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Timer Job Creation - Without Coding

Is there any way that allows me to create a timer job without having to code it? Any application out there that abstracts the coding?
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Web Analytics Reports force update

What jobs do you need to run to update the metrics for Web Analytics Reports? It looks like they update daily, but I am unsure what jobs to kick off to see it update more regulary.
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What is downside of reducing the workflow timer job in SharePoint2010 from 5mins to 1 mins

I am working on a project which trigger the workflow in code asynchronously, the default time for the workflow timer job to pick the workflow is 5 mins , I would like to reduce the timer job from ...
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Access denied when registering a custom timer job

I am getting a SecurityException while trying to activate a feature with a custom timer job. The error is raised from the job.Update() method call. I am running the code with Farm Admin account. Do ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Enable all logging timer jobs. Performance?

I found an interesting article about the logging timer jobs in SharePoint 2010. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg512103.aspx#bk_splog In this article, it is stating that all the following ...
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custom timer job with feature receiver not working in the browser

I've created a custom timer job with the following sample http://dotnetfinder.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/creatingcustomsharepointtimerjob2010/ The feature is site scoped. In the feature receiver on ...
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How to read the xml file from 14 hive

I have a custom timer job by which I need to create custom properties using an xml file (which has all the custom properties). As for the xml file, I'm thinking to create a module for it. And then ...
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run a Console Application within a timer job

I need to run a console application within the execute method of a timer job in SharePoint 2010. Please guide me to do this by providing samples or links or hints.
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SharePoint. How to run timerjob every 90 minutes

I have a web.config setting like IntervalInMinutes. I would like to use the setting value to create my SPSchedule instance and run my job. The interval should be set in minutes. I know how to use ...
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Custom TimerJob

I need to disable a custom timer job when deactivating a feature and must run the timer job on activating the feature in SharePoint 2010. Can you please help me with the code or blogs or pointers. ...
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synchronize data from external list and SPList

How do we synchronize data from an external list (BCS) into a custom SharePoint list? I have tried using a timer job, but it did not help. Any ideas?
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Error trying to Update List Items via a TimerJob

I thought I could reference SPContext when executing the timerjob function but I get "Instance reference is not set to an instance of an object". It fails when I reference SPContext. What am I doing ...
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How to hookup an onError event for an SPTimerjob?

I have a timer job which is pretty standard. Like any timer job execution of it can sometimes fail. If this happens in job status (Central Admin) the timer job status is failed. I would like to be ...
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Configure SharePoint user for timer job

A farm administrator should allow access for a new user to the web, this user has never been added to any sharepoint groups before (He is a new employee, for example). This user should have ...
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Web scoped Timer Job

Could you help me understand the SharePoint timer job? The issue is simple. I should implement a page and put it to the layout folder (the page should be accessible from any web). This page should ...
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What is the right way to update a custom timer job?

I created a custom timer job (SharePoint 2010) which gets registered through a feature receiver. At the moment the custom timer job works fine but I need to make changes to the code. So, naturally I ...
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How to develop for Sharepoint 2010 in VisualStudio when your sharepoint server isn't on your local machine

I am trying to program a timer job for sharepoint 2010. It's for my job at school and the sharepoint servers are located somewhere on campus where I don't have access to them. I am new to visual ...
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Accidently retracted two solutions, but timer is not running

I've accidently retracted two solutions from the farm in WSS3 but luckily the timer is not running so the jobs did not run. Now when I go to Solution Management I see "Error" for their deployment ...
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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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How to create “date based” folder permissions in 2010

I need to create permissions for folders based on dates. For example: Group B and Group A both have permissions for folder X. On june 21st of every year, group B will lose access to Folder X until ...
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Recycle Bin Timer Job

The recycle bin timerjob is configured to run daily at 1.00 am . The CPU utilization of the database was nearly 90 %. When i checked the recycle job status it was initialized at 12.00 noon. Now the ...
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Is there any reason to have the “Scheduled Approval” timer job run every minute?

Why is the Scheduled Approval timer job in SharePoint 2010 scheduled to run every minute by default? What are the potential issues with making it 5 or 10 minutes? Does this timer job only apply to ...
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Restart Application Server ADministration Service Timer job? Flush all Timer jobs?

On two of my Servers, the Application Server Time Job says Failed, but I can't figure out why. I'm looking in the logs and can't figure out why. Does anybody know where I can find procedures to flush ...
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Custom timer job - trying to access a custom User Profile - failing with “Could not load file or assembly” (of UserProfile)

I'd be grateful if anyone could point me towards the right direction for the following problem. Given: Sharepoint 2010 project. FBA Authentication with custom user profile (class called UserProfile, ...
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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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How can I schedule the User Profile Service to run a full sync weekly?

We are running SharePoint Server 2010 and have not yet applied SP1. User profile incremental sync is not picking up all of the group membership from AD. Starting a full sync seems to rectify the ...
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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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Custom timer job only runs on application server

I have a custom timer job that I create an instance of by activating a web application scoped feature in Central Admin. In the farm, the Central Admin box is an application server. What I'm finding is ...
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Crawling the taxonomy store using a timer job in central admin

I am trying to get a timer job to crawl the Taxonomy Termstores, and am having a problem determining which SPSite object to use when instantiating the TaxonomySession. Is there a SPSite instance that ...
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Why use SharePoint Custom Timer Jobs?

Am I wrong to think that Scheduled Windows Tasks running for example a console app can achieve everything that a SharePoint custom timer job can? This has been my experience so far. However, a C# ...
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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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MSOCAF Issue - Timer Job Implementation

Microsoft online code analysis framework , as we know i used to analyze the code [.wsp] My code contains the timer job which is activated via feature. After running the MSOCAF on my WSP , i get ...
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Trigger workflow daily

Is there a simple or OOTB way in SharePoint to trigger a workflow to execute daily? Maybe through the use of timer jobs? My goal is something that doesn't require the use of a solution or some type ...
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How does Membership show in Mysite - SharePoint 2010?

I am a member of site collection however membership tab does not show any information in my Mysite even after a week. I understood that SharePoint 2010 uses a timer job to collect the membership ...
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How can I get a reference to a specifc SPWeb object in a custom timer job?

I have a custom timer job that imports data from an external source into a specific list on a specific Web in my SharePoint 2010 installation. That is the job is only relevant to one list on one web. ...
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Need help specifying the location of a Custom Action

Spawned from this question. I have been able to add a new link to my Central admin page under the Monitoring->Timer Jobs section. My problem is that I have been unable to figure out how to add it ...
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Possible to add a “configuration” page to my custom timer job?

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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On which server does Timer Jobs Run on? (In a medium farm)

We are going to build a medium farm and would like to split the timer jobs across the CA and WFE server. How do I set which timer job runs on which server?
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Workflows Auto Cleanup Timer Job or how to remove Workflow Instances?

I have read, that every now and then the "Workflow Auto Cleanup" job runs and cleans old workflow instances which are older than 60 days are deleted (or something along the lines). I have a simple ...
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Delayed Writes & Implications for Cross-Process Synchronization

Simple scenario: OWSTIMER creates a new SPListItem, populates it and calls .Update(). It then fires an HTTP request over to w3wp.exe (front-end app-pool) to invalidate an in-memory cache held there. ...
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SPService, multiple farm jobs, persisted property updates (SPPersistedObject locking?)

I have an SPService class. MySPService : SPService, IBackupRestore, IDiagnosticManager { [Persisted] private string propertyUpdatedByJobsOnAllServers; . . . } I also have a Job that runs ...