In SharePoint ULS logs I come across OWSTIME.EXE records few activities under category ILDS.

What could be this actually referring to?


  • To clarify, I would like to know What is ILDS, it is the category against which SharePoint timer service logs its activities. Apr 4, 2013 at 0:51
  • Can you provide an example entry from the ULS log?
    – user6024
    Apr 4, 2013 at 2:47
  • @TrevorSeward - Added an image, hope it helps Apr 4, 2013 at 4:26
  • Are you sure this isn't a custom timer job? Usually Microsoft wouldn't put the name of a source file (Fixer.cs) within the log itself like that.
    – user6024
    Apr 4, 2013 at 4:37

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That is the SharePoint Timer Service which is used for Timer Jobs

see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/OWSTIMER.EXE-16494.html

  • Hi Ryan. Appreciate your reply. I am aware OWSTIMER is SharePoint Timer Service. Apologies if my question was not clear, I would like to know what is ILDS, which the category against which SharePoint timer service records activities. Apr 3, 2013 at 23:50

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