I created a SharePoint Custom Timer Job in Visual Studio 2012 following the steps given in this article by Ravi Rachchh. It works fine.

However, I wanted to change the Title of the Timer Job. So I changed the below given line in the constructor.

this.Title = "MNM's Test Timer Job";

However after re-deploying and activating the Feature. The Central Admin Job Definitions page shows the old Title.

What Am I missing here?

  • did you retract it completey and then redeploy it? also did you recycle the timer services on server?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 27, 2015 at 14:39
  • Yes. We did retract and after re-deploying we also performed the 'net stop sptimerv4' & 'net start sptimerv4'.
    – Muhammedh
    May 27, 2015 at 14:42
  • did you change in all constructors? step 4 of this blog codeproject.com/Tips/634208/…
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 27, 2015 at 14:55
  • Yes we did! Did a search on the entire VS project for the old title. does not exist.
    – Muhammedh
    May 27, 2015 at 14:59
  • how many server in the farm? i would say completely remove it from server, recycle timer services(on all server) and then re-add and redeploy the new solution.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 27, 2015 at 15:01

1 Answer 1


You can use PowerShell for changing Title

$t = get-sptimerjob | where { $_.Title -eq "MNM's Test Timer Job" }
$t.Title = "New MNM's Test Timer Job"
  • Worked perfectly! Jazakallahu Khairan :)! Any idea why the code doesn't update the title?
    – Muhammedh
    May 27, 2015 at 14:56
  • I have observed this behavior, mainly with farm having multiple servers. Not sure exact cause. May 27, 2015 at 14:57
  • we have only one server in the farm.
    – Muhammedh
    May 27, 2015 at 15:01
  • Ok in that case try restarting OWSTimer service May 27, 2015 at 15:02
  • I did try the 'net stop sptimerv4' & 'net start sptimerv4' commands. Still no luck!
    – Muhammedh
    May 28, 2015 at 5:58

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