The Timer Recycle Job (job-timer-recycle)

Name job-timer-recycle Title Timer Service Recycle Default Schedule Daily at 6:00 AM Service TimerService LockType None (Server) Type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerRecycleJobDefinition BaseType SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition   In SharePoint 2010 a daily job to recycle the Timer Service was introduced. Because many jobs written by many parties run in the same Timer Service process, one misbehaving job could cause problems…

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The SharePoint Administration Service and SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition

The Timer Service Recycle, Password Management, and Application Server Administration Service recurring timer jobs all derive from the SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition class. We’ll begin here by presenting and discussing this special timer job class and the SharePoint 2010 Administration Windows service with which it interacts. Then we will discuss these jobs in detail. SharePoint 2010 Administration Service…

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SharePoint Timer Job Locks and Scope

With this post it’s time we take our best shot at discussing a somewhat confusing topic – SharePoint timer job locks and scopes. I’ll do my best to describe things; if you have questions or need further clarification post a comment and I’ll attempt to clarify further. All timer jobs have a scope of action…

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The SharePoint Timer Service

As a single unified logical entity, a SharePoint farm requires a mechanism to run tasks necessary to provide its services. These tasks include updating components of the farm such as servers and services, and updating data and configuration in farm databases. To run these tasks, SharePoint provides its own scheduled tasks management service, manifested as…

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