A timer service is a scheduled task management service installed on every SharePoint server in the farm.

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Strange Datetime behaivour

I have a problem with an Event Rechiver. During ItemAdding() i set some datetime afterproperties. This is triggered in 2 ways. 1: When a user create a new list item. 2: When a scheduled job created ...
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SharePoint 2010 Health Analyzer: The timer service failed to recycle, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import takes longer time

We have two WFEs on the SharePoint 2010 farm and running on Aug'11 CU("14.0.6109.5002"), have noticed that the timer job - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import takes longer time to ...
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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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Start a workflow programatically without waiting for the SP Timer Service

I'm trying to start a workflow programmatically at the end of another workflow. Everything works fine, except that the new workflow is not started immediately, but queued for execution. This is how I ...
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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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Timer Service not stopping / Upgrade not possible

it all started with the fact, that the SP 2010 did not send any alerts. I found out, that the timerjob was the problem. It seemed impossible to recycle anymore and I even could not stop it, without ...
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What circumstances would cause most timer jobs to run on the wrong server?

A customer has encountered a situation whose source I can't figure out. Consequently, it's not too easy to figure out how to restore the configuration to health. The customer's configuration is a ...
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SP2010 Timer Jobs Scheduled on multiple WFE

At some point within the past 24 hours we've experienced timer jobs now being scheduled to run on both WFEs per execution cycle. None of these jobs have been modified recently; most haven't been ...
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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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OWSTimer (Sharepoint workflows) only using 1 core

I'm using Workflows in Sharepoint 2010 (on-prem) to run actions for a project that I'm working on. The workflows are executed every minute through use of the Sharepoint Timer service (OWSTimer). The ...
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timer job not appearing- SharePoint 2007

I have created a Timer Job and deployed the wsp to the central admin. The feature is installed and activated fine. I don't get any error. But i can't see the timer job in the Timer job list in ...
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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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Setting binding redirects for owstimer on multiple WFE

We have code similar to what is described in this blog post to set binding redirects in owstimer.exe.config using the FeatureInstalled event; the post specifically states that this event should run on ...
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Databases require upgrade or not supported

My search stopped automatically crawling on Feb 28. I can still start it manually and it works but it doesn't work automatically. When I went to Central Administration, I saw the following error: ...
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Workflows stuck on starting Sharepoint 2010

We have an issue with a list that has some custom workflows we have created in SharePoint Designer. Each list item has 3 workflows attached to them, but the workflows just seem to sit at a ...
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Why Sharepoint Timer Service is making Pc slow?

Currently Sharepoint Timer Service is stopped in my Pc and the Pc is running perfectly but when i start Sharepoint Timer Service at the time of Development, at that time it is making my Pc very slow ...
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Is it really required to enable SharePoint Workflow Timer Service on all application server?

As the title states, may be this is a very basic question. In a SharePoint 2010 farm, the SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is enabled for all servers in the farm by default. However, I ...
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Access service context in timer job

I have custom claims provider which uses user profile service to get some data when resolving claims for user. I'm creating UserProfileManager this way: private UserProfileManager UserProfileManager ...
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SharePoint 2010 - SharePoint Timer Service (OWSTimer.exe) crashes every 15 minutes

I've got a SharePoint 2010 environment. For some unknown reason the SharePoint Timer service keeps crashing. My Event viewer shows the following event: Fault bucket , type 0 Event Name: CLR20r3 ...
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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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Why does the Timer Service stop due to incorrect login?

My SharePoint 2010 Timer Service (Administrative Tools -> Services) keeps stopping. The service is set to start up automatically, and the service account is SPFarm. When attempting a manual start, i ...
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Managed Account Password Is Being Unintentionally Changed in Service Configuration

Our team has recently configured a new server with a SharePoint 2010 installation and restored a backup of a site from hosted pool onto the new dedicated server. The timer service in central ...
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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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Sharepoint Timer Service stopping without warning

Need some expert advice so here is the scenario: Start Sharepoint Timer v4 service with username/password. All works fine. At some point the timer service stops (nothing that I can see in ULS or ...
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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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OWSTIMER takes up to 95% of RAM Memory - Server goes slow

I am running sharepoint server 2010 with 8GB RAM. I have a SP Designer Workflow running on my portal. The server used to respond but now when users try to hit the URL they get an error message. I ...
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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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What do these SharePoint Services do?

I stopped the SharePoint services below which were running on the SharePoint 2007 Server (Single server mode) however all the web-applications are still accessible and I am able to perform ...
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What decides which machine a Timer Job is run on?

What decides which machine a Timer Job is run on for jobs that have a lock of type JobLockType.Job? Is it completely random?
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What happens to executing Timer Jobs when the Timer Services is restarted?

What happens to executing Timer Jobs when the Timer Service is restarted? Does it abruptly abort any executing jobs? Is there an exception to catch (for example ThreadAbortException) in your timer ...