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

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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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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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Moss Timer job deployed in one web application but running in a different web application

I can't believe Timer Jobs and SharePoint can be this un-predictable. I deployed my Timer job feature solution to web application A and activated feature, it worked for 3 days in same web application ...
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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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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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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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When should we use SharePoint Timer job and when Windows Task Scheduler?

Can somehow explain me what are of the benefits of using SharePoint Timer jobs over Windows Task Scheduler?
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Run Sharepoint timer job programatically using RunNow() using account having non admin rights

I have a custom timer job which is scheduled to run during specific time period. I want to give a Run Now functionality using button click from custom sharepoint webpart. If i run timer job using a ...
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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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Rating's not being saved

Initially, I thought there was a problem with a control I've made to rate a document when I found that no documents appeared to be rated. So last night I rated documents (approved and published) ...
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“Access Denied” while Activating Custom Timer Job

When i tried to Activate Feature of Timer Job It returns error : Access Denied Scope of Feature is "Site".. private static void CreateJob(SPSite site) { try { ...
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Executing sharepoint Job on single content db

I've added a 2nd site collection with its own content db. My custom timer job now runs twice, I want it to run only once as it sends an email out. How can I achieve this ? Here is my code : I've ...
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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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TimerJob error missing public constructor

I have an issue on my SharePoint 2007 portal, where i created a custom TimerJob, but when I deploy it i get a message: MyTimerJob cannot be deserialized because it does not have a public default ...
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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?