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

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Timer job runs but nothing in the logs?

I'm developing a SharePoint 2013 custom timer job. This timer job loops into all web sites searching for custom document libraries that have item with not correctly filled metadata, insert an item in ...
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How to disable a timer job during a certain timeframe?

I have a timer job in SharePoint 2013 that needs to run every 5 minutes, but not during certain timeframes each day. The only way I could find to do this was to use a Windows Scheduled Task to run a ...
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Critical error 6398 - User synchronization not working anymore

I just found this morning that there are a lot of critical errors since 9/9/2015 in SharePoint, all of them being the Event ID 6398. Here's the error: The Execute method of job definition ...
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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 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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“The previous instance of the timer job […] is still running, so the current instance will be skipped. ”

The log files in our SharePoint 2007 farm are growing insanely large for about one hour every day. They are fills with these messages: 03/15/2016 08:44:56.92 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x14EC) ...
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SharePoint Online - Remote Timer Job 401 Unauthorized

I'm trying to create a timer job to run against my SharePoint Online tenant. I have been following this video on Channel9. I believe I have everything set up correctly, however when it gets to ...
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Remove orphan jobs - Event ID 8031 - SP2013

I deleted two times the search service application and recreated it a third time. Now every 15 minutes I see an error with event ID 8031 in my eventvwr, I can get the ID of the objet associated with ...
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Can I run the same timer job with different parameters?

I have a SharePoint farm with many site collections. I wish to do some cleanup processing to a subset of those site collections; let's say 10 site collections. The cleanup functionality is exactly the ...
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Can't see feature on my webApplication

I did a solution for a SPJobDefinition. Feature scope is WebApplication as required. I have event FeatureActivated but when i deploy solution. When i go to CA -> Manage WebApplication -> select one ...
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SP 2013 : bind timer execute to Execute method

I prepared in Visual studio 2012 WSP farm solution deployed to SP 2013. WSP package contains feature with Timer job. After install, deployment, activating features via Powershell I can see my Timer ...
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Timer Job to send email at days end (SharePoint 2010)

Can anyone tell me if a timer job can be set up to send an email at the end of each day if a new entry/entries is made to a submission page? I want it to notify the intended person if they get new ...
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Error when activating feauture that installs a timer job

I have the following error when activating a feature, this feature is supposed to install a timer job. Failed to create receiver object from assembly "MundoNetElements, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=...
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Make documents read only based on metadata

We are using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on-premise. I am looking for the most optimal approach to fulfill our requirements. Our requirement is to make a document read only when a column\metadata for ...
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There are no instances of the User Profile Service started on any server in this farm. Which timer job throw this error?

Why below error messages in a SharePoint application even i did not enable and no need user profile and user profile synchronization service There are no instances of the User Profile Service ...
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Document set properties not syncing to folders

I'm using document sets in SharePoint 2013. Inside each set, are some folders. I've found the "document set fields synchronization job" that updates fields from the doc set metadata to items inside ...
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Custom SharePoint timer job is not visible in the central admin

A custom SharePoint timer job is not visible in the central admin job definition section. I have: Activated feature in the application, Restarted the SharePoint timer services, Restarted IIS ...
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What does it mean when a message for a thrown exception is a GUID

I noticed this unexpected entry in the trace log on one of our on-premise 2013 farms: 85c6b8ca-b2a3-4c6e-8a9f-d60d96224577 Stack trace: at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFile.GetFileStream(...
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owstimer eating up memories at app & wfe servers

We have SP 2010 farm with 1 app server and 2 WFEs. We have been facing issue with owstimer eating up the available memory at our servers randomly. meaning, at any point of time, 1 server max'd up ...
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How to customize Job timers SharePoint 2013?

I have created a job timer using visual studio, it is going to execute every month. And in a list it creates 1 new item per job timer execute. But the problem stays that if I change the date-time i.e ...
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Where do I begin trying to resolve an Event ID 6398 Timer error in a TFS/SharePoint suite?

SharePoint Server 2013 SP1, TFS2013, SQL Server 2012 Standard SP2 Running in Hyper-V on a Server 2012 R2 vm I receive this error at a regular intervals such as every hour, or during startup/shutdown ...
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OWSTIMER.Exe issue: The following error occured while trying to read the ConnectionString property

I'm investigating an issue on a Timer Job. In the ULS log file I noticed below error message which is thrown by OWSTIMER.Exe. "The following error occured while trying to read the ConnectionString ...
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How to restore deleted OOB Timer Job

One of development server "delete job history" job got deleted accidently. Now how to restore it back? We have ran the configuration wizard, but no luck.
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Missing Custom Timer Job

I have a custom timer job that is hidden from the interface in the Central Admin. I could see the timer job definition by using powershell and I could not find an attribute that makes the timer job ...
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Custom timer job not sending mail in one environment

My timer job is sending emails perfectly in local machine where I have developed it based on a configuration list. When I moved it to the Development environment(No Visual Studio), It is not sending ...
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Quarterly Timer job

I am creating a timer job that sends mail on 1 day of every quarter of a year. I have written the code. Only I have to add code to schedule it. Please help me.
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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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SharePoint 2013 - Custom Timer Job prevent concurrent instances

I have a timer job that runs every minute. The timer job needs to do some processing and it may take more than a minute. I don't want the job to get triggered if previous instance is still running. ...
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Initiate long background process from SharePoint UI

I have a web part that users use to initiate some processing which could take up to an hour to finish (it involves processing a lot of list items). If I start this processing on button click in ...
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How to get the timer job name from timer job id in sharepoint 2010

how to get the timer job name from a given timerjob id in sharepoint 2010 server farm. ex: i have a timer job id Get-SPTimerJob | Where {$_.id -eq "xxxxxxxx3"} | ft id,name it displaying empty ...
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Removing Timer Job that can't deserialize

I’m fighting an issue with my timer job. I was able to get it to deploy fine last week. Everything is working locally and in test. There were no changes made to the timer job. The only change I ...
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Information management policy timer job is showing “N/A” for the Last Run Time

I want to run a timer job named "Information Management Policy", so i went to "Central Administration" >> "Job Definition". then i run the timer job manually, but it showed "N/A" beside the last run ...
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Need comments for code within SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges

I am investigating the below code to make sure if its quality is as per Microsoft standards. Actually Comments came from Microsoft code reviewer that we need to create new SPSite Object within the ...
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SharePoint Online Custom Timer Job Alternative

Since SharePoint Online doesn't support custom timer jobs, what can we use in it's place? For a previous on-prem solution, we had a timer job that ran during the night that would iterate through ...
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timer job not getting deployed

I have created SharePoint 2013 timer job. I deployed it in my dev environment at a web application scope . it got deployed successfully and I started to see the feature in the web application level ...
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Is creating a Timer Job in SharePoint 2013 as a farm solution , a deprecated approach that i should avoid

I want to create a timer job in sharepoint 2013, the purpose of the timer job, is to loop through my list items and do these two actions:- Check if the "Review Date" of an item is met (Review date = ...
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Server getting flodded with SPUCWorkerProcess.exe

Got a SP2010 Server server that we use as an app server (not a WFE other than the Client Administrator). I had to reboot it to clear out dozens of processes as seen in Task Manager. We had probably 70+...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow “Pause until date” Versus Defining a timer job

I am working on SharePoint 2013 list. and i want to send emails and change the item status field, when a list column named "Review Date" is met , and by "met" i mean when the "Review Date" is equal to ...
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Remote server call with server side object model?

I want to create an archival job which will work in following manner : In Site-A it will look for the records for which the last modified date meets the archival criteria. will get a collection of ...
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Content types not updating from the hub.

We have a web application for Intranet. Inside this web application I have created a site collection for content type hub, and the Intranet is on the root site collection. Until recently I could ...
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SPD Workflows hanging in 'Starting' stage, and Timer Service failing to recycle

I'm having problems with the workflows and timer service on my SharePoint farm. I have a number of custom (SPD) workflows. When I set them off in multiples (simultaneously), they hang for ages in a ...
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Timerjob sharepoint 2013

In sharepoint i have 3 list. 1.CommonList 2.HRList 3.ITList how can i can get the value of DueDate Column to the all list. public override void Execute(Guid contentDbId) { try ...
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TimerJob sharepoint server 2013

In sharepoint all list having Status column(Datatype is Dropdown) & Duedate Column. Duedate column exceed the todays date Status Column should be changed Closed automatically using Timerjob.I used ...
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Unable to debug TimerJob in Visual Studio 2012

I have create a timer job and deployed in SharePoint 2013. Debugging worked fine couple of times. After retract and redeploy couple of times. Now while attaching to OWSTIMER getting below error. ...
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Best Practices for Deploying Timer jobs in Server Farm Environments with multiple WFE

I've a timer job which I want to run only once per day, for the entire farm. How do I Deploy it in a multiple WFE environment? Do I run the stsadm -o deploysolution command in every WFE, or just the ...
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Timer job to run weekly to send email notifications

I am looking to create a timer job that would run weekly and send an automated mail to seven different groups of users very start day of the week. For example week starts with Monday every Monday ...
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CustomMembership Provider in SharePoint Job

I recently developed a Custom Membership provider to manage users in SharePoint 2013. And I want to use this provider in SharePoint Job to renitialise all users passwords periodicaly. The problem is ...
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Differentiate between custom timer jobs and system timer jobs

Is there a way to differentiate between custom timer jobs and system timer jobs. Under Central Administration - Monitoring - Job Definitions I see all the jobs defined on the farm. I´m new to this ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified argument was out of the range of valid values

I've been working o a Timerjob project. All of a sudden, when I try to deploy the solution from VS, I got this error: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified ...
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My SharePoint server 2013, is not running any of the “Timer Jobs”

I have SharePoint 2013 server with SP1. And I have noted that all the Timer jobs are not running, for example inside the Gradual Site Delete, it show last run as “N/A”, even I have try to run it ...