While trying to unprovision a PWA in order to move the DB to a new SQL Server. I followed the following article

After the "Delete" phase of the Project, it's stuck in

" Waiting for Resources" - (That's step #4 in : To unprovision the PWA site)

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The server is at this for over 24 hours already. How can I release this ?

Note : The server is a Virtual Machine (if it makes any diff)


Timer service was stopped and in Manual.

Starting the Timer Service, solved this issue.

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    Satrting the Timer Service helped me too. – user55926 Jan 9 '14 at 4:55
  • Starting the timer service strangely solved this problem without need to restart any service . Don't need to rerun project web app instance wizard. – saber tabatabaee yazdi May 13 '17 at 5:36

This problem might occur because of stopping the SharePoint Timer Service. to start SharePoint Timer Service

  • From start menu > open service.msc.
  • Search for SharePoint Timer Service > Makes sure it has already started. If it stopped, try to restart it.

Ref : this PWA stuck on waiting for resources during provisioning

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