I have a custom Timer Job that runs on every Monday. However, I want to be able to run the timer job manually outside of Central admin. but I dont want to use PowerShall or stsadm. Can I put a link or a button on my site collection/SharePoint site and when someone clicks that link the timer job should run?

Thanks, Vikram

  • Just to be sure - SharePoint 2010/2013 or SharePoint 2007?
    – SPArcheon
    Mar 8, 2013 at 10:41

2 Answers 2


You can write similar code on your button click :

      SPSite site = new SPSite([your-site-url]);

        foreach (SPJobDefinition job in site.WebApplication.JobDefinitions)
            if (job.Name == "YouTimerjobname")
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    using(SPSite site = new SPSite([your-site-url])) should be used as you are creating a new instance of SPSite that needs to be disposed. Mar 8, 2013 at 10:27
  • I used the code you gave and created an webpart with a button. But when I click the button i get a error "The application attempted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy. To grant this application the required permission please contact your system administrator or change the application's trust level in the configuration file. "??
    – Vikram
    Mar 9, 2013 at 5:09
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    try the code using SPsecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges Mar 9, 2013 at 5:24
  • this is the code i am using now, can plz tell me wht iam doing wrong?
    – Vikram
    Mar 9, 2013 at 6:31
  • protected void btn_sendEmail_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { using (SPSite site = new SPSite("xxxxxxxsiteURLxxxxx")) {foreach (SPJobDefinition job in site.WebApplication.JobDefinitions) {if (job.Name.Equals("Email")) job.RunNow(); }} }); }
    – Vikram
    Mar 9, 2013 at 6:49

You can start a timer job by code. So you can create a web part with a button. When a user clicks the button the 'onclick' code of the button starts the job.

Add the web part to a page and/or set security on the page so that only you can access it.

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