Simple question but I don't have clarification on it.

I have the following server roles in my farm:

  • 2 WFE
  • 2 APP
  • 1 Search

Should SPTimerV4 be started only on APP servers or on all servers?


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The SharePoint Timer Service is a crucial component for each server in the farm and should be running on every server.

Excerpt from a related and very informative MSDN blog post:

If the Timer Service or any of its instances on servers begins to malfunction, it won't take long for problems to begin appearing across the farm.

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