OWSTimer EndPoint Exception Errors After SP 2010 SP1 Installation?

I started getting the OWSTimer exception errors after installing SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1.


An unhandled exception (‘System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException’) occurred in OWSTIMER.EXE [6116].



To resolve the exception, you need to start the Forefront Identity Manager service:

  • Launch the Services Management Console from the Start menu under Administrative Tools.


  • Look for the Forefront Identity Manager service, right click it and select Start from the context menu.


Enjoy Smile

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    It was pretty much annoying.. Glad to solve it

  2. I won't label it as annoying 🙂 Its is persistent in asking you to solve the problem loool

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very useful

  4. Anoo Mathew says:

    Yes, this was a very annoying message that got popped up every 30 secs. Relieved to have resolved it by restarting FIM service

  5. BALSHARFI says:

    Glad it helped Anoo. It's about time you move to SharePoint Online 😉