We have created custom timer job in share point 2010.but we are getting error

job definition "job name", id ed6b4720-67c3-4bbc-aa46-e98a2aa67202 not applicable, ignoring

We are unable to find out error for the same in share point log.

Its web level timer job . and farm architecture is 2 WFE and 1 application server.

  • When are you getting this error? Is this web level or web application level feature?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 8:03
  • Web application level feature.After activating feature
    – user22236
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 8:05
  • is this the full error message? Have you tried restarting the timer service?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 8:07
  • what is you JobLock Type?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 8:10
  • Yes this the full error message.we restarted timer service once we deployed wsp. but with no success.
    – user22236
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 8:14

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I am not able to comment on this question so posting an answer.

This issue is related to uninstalling older version of same timer job. If this timer job is feature enabled then try to disable and re-enable it.

If you are going to re-install it then disable it first before reinstallation.

  • yes we tried but without success.
    – user22236
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 6:25

Please, try execute the script bellow as Farm Admin (using SharePoint Management Shell):

$appServer = "put SharePoint Application Server Name here"
$spFarm = Get-SPFarm
$ts = $spFarm.TimerService.Instances | ?{$_.server -match $appServer}
$ts.AllowContentDatabaseJobs = $true

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