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

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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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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 ...
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SP Timer Job - is it possible to call a SP timer job via a class or from a button click event?

I was just wondering if it's possible to call a timer job from a button click or some logic in a custom solution? If so do, please provide an example.
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timer job programatically check status

Is there a way to check for the status of a timer job, I need to know the last time it executed and its status, that it run correctly?
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Custom SP Timer Job in Sharepoint 2010 not working (does nothing)

I'm busy writing / debugging my first custom timer job in Sharepoint 2010. What is working so far: The timer job installs The timer job can start What's not working: Nothing else seems to be ...
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Configuration for timer job Sharepoint 2010

I have a timer job that needs to connect to a SQL Database. Where would one typically store this connection string. In normal app development, one has app.config. Clearly using app.config in this ...
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Make a Custom Timer Job that impacts only a single site

The requirement for deployment is that: 1) the timer job I created only interact with the site it is being deployed for. Note that it can fire on everything else, but it should know fairly ...
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Periodically trigger a workflow

Here's the situation. I have a list/content type with a column called "frequency". Based on the item's frequency value, a workflow should be triggered automatically every day / month / year. This ...
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Which of the foll. powershell script is correct way to install a timer job into SharePoint?

1: install-spsolution Solution.wsp -webapplication "webapplication" -GACDeployment –force 2: install-spsolution Solution.wsp -GACDeployment –force Which of above is best practice?
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sharepoint job execute on start timer (net start sptimerv4)

I have a JOB that executes on "NET Start SPTimerv4". I dont want that my JOB execute on this actions. Someone can tell me what I need to do ? Thank you
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Sharepoint Timer Job : Cental admin or feature activated event?

I have a Sharepoint Timer job and have scheduled it on hourly basis in my feature activated event. I deploy the code , feature is activated and timer job is set . Code Snippet : SPHourlySchedule ...
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Create Email Reminder for Recurring Calendar Events

I'm trying to figure out a way to create 2 calendar event items. 1 that sends an email reminder 30 days before it's start time to certain people and the other that sends an email reminder 7 days ...
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Error occurs while deploying cutom timer job SP 2010

I am creating timer job in which the list item is added every 5 minutes. My class file which inherits SPJobDefinition is : public class MyTimerJob : SPJobDefinition { public MyTimerJob() : ...
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Preferable way to send notification for task list. Timer job or workflow?

I am new to sharepoint. I am having a task list in which I want to send e-mails to the person whom the task is assigned before 24 hours of due date. I am confused whether to use workflow or timer ...
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Choosing a service to associate a timer job with

I'm writing a custom timer job in C# and need to pick a service to associate my timer job with. I've tried the local timer service: : base(String.Format(JOB_NAME, Guid.NewGuid()), ...
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how to add items to managed metadat

I've added an new term in the 'taxonomy term store'. The new terms show in the columns that are using managed meta data. I'm querying the Lists/TaxonomyHiddenList/AllItems.aspx list for id's, but ...
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Timer job for copying list items

How can I achive copying list items through timer job? I tried the below code with no success. .cs file using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; ...
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how to configure a timer job to run in specific servers?

If I have a big environment with 100,000 users, I am planning to split the servers for WFE, Application Servers and Batch Processing. I wonder if there is an specific way to enable/install specific ...
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for update record using sharepoint 2010 Timer job

i want to know that how to update record in MS sql server 2012 using SharePoint 2010 Timer job.Or how to call MS Sqlserver procedure using sharePoint timer job every hours. Please help me any ...
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make sptimerjob run on correct list

I followed the code example at How to: Create a Web Application-Scoped Timer Job. It creates a timer job that runs on a list in the root of the web application. However, I need to make the timer job ...
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Problem Timer job unknown error

I'm having a problem to reach a specific SPlist in my sitecollection. The timerjob is supposed to read all items from a SPlist I've choseed and send them to a user through mail. I'm not sure if it's ...
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Could these errors be the cause of my timer job problem?

I have a timer job that runs every night at midnight. The first part of the timer job is to iterate through every single site in a particular site collection (there are many). The second part of the ...
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Deciding on custom timer job constructor

I have been tasked with writing a couple custom SPJobDefinitions and have 2 blocking questions regarding its implementation. What constructor should I use? I have noticed two that I can use. One ...
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Can't disable Custom Timer Job

I has created a CustomTimerJob to update my list but i can't disable this timerjob because the title is disable, I can't click or do anything. I can't not find it in job definition but it ...
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Microsoft SharePoint Guidance: Could not load assembly 'Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation'

I am using Microsoft SharePoint Guidance for logging and exception handling in my SharePoint timer job, my solution in SharePoint 2007 worked perfectly (and is working). Right now I am in the ...
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Possible to programmatically force timer to run?

I've exposed some 'rename metadata term' functionality to the user through an application page. It works fine, but they obviously don't see the changes until the 'Taxonomy Update Scheduler' has ran - ...
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Is there anyway to execute a web scoped timer jobs manually

My timer job runs every 15 minutes so on Staging server I have to wait 15 minutes while waiting for results after deploying it, is there any way I can simply execute it, I remember there was some ...
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SP2010 - Which best solution for “crawling” plenty of site within 5 minutes by a timer job?

I have an issue I'd like to share with you, in SP2010. Here is the situation: There are a big number of sites, let's say 500, within one or different site collections. In each site, there's a similar ...
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How to get all Note Board notes?

I have written code like this SPServiceContext context = SPServiceContext.GetContext(site); Uri uri = new Uri("http://localhost:1000/"); var socialCommentManager = new SocialCommentManager(context); ...
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Permissions issue using SPJobDefinition

I have an SPJobDefinition (WSS) that runs each hour. Based on some values, and if met, it adds an item to the calendar list. This calendar list has an event receiver attached to the ItemAdded event. ...
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Get default WebApplication in a farm

I have a question about getting the default WebApplication in the farm - how do I do it? I need to, because my timer job must be completed only for one WebApplication. PS: I'm using SharePoint 2010
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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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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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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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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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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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Job not executing

I'm creating a job but it doesn't seem to be executing. The constructor is being called, but the OnExecute isn't, I can tell that since I see it in DbgView: [6960] ReadAuditLogJob() [6960] ...
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MOSS TimerJob “results” are not appearing on the sites

I have weird problem with my custom timer job... My timer job rans perfectly and shows succeeded in tmr status page BUT no changes don`t appear in these site collections. I have heavily logged ...
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Immediate Timer job wont start

I have an immediate timer job that stopped working on the 7th July. It is the only timer job that has stopped and will not run. I've restarted the services, set the job to run every 1 min, reset IIS. ...
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Performance Metrics and CA Configuration & Content DB?

When can we expect a maximum number of SQL connections for the Central Administration Configuration & Content DB? and what are all the important tables in these databases that an administrator ...
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Timer Thread Method not executing properly

I have a method that refreshes a grid view, I need to run this method on a page every 60 seconds. To do so I have implemented the following timer thread: var timer = new System.Threading.Timer( ...
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Multiple timer jobs in one solution

http://dotnetfinder.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/creatingcustomsharepointtimerjob2010/ I followed the above tutorial to create a timer job which works correctly although I want a second timer job. I ...
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Workflow timeout and timer settings

We have an on-going issue with workflows (Nintex) occasionlly failing with "Fail to start" error. IT suggests to add a "pause" as the first step in the workflow. Their reasoning is that since our ...