What Is Sharepoint Server 2010 Timer Jobs

  • Posted on January 31, 2015 at 4:38 pm

SharePoint Server 2010 is rich in features. And heres this feature of SharePoint Server 2010Timer Jobwhich is as good as other features of SharePoint Server 2010. A timer job runs in a specific Windows service for SharePoint Server and performs infrastructure tasks for the Timer service, such as clearing the timer job history and recycling the Timer service; and tasks for Web applications, such as sending e-mail alerts. A timer job contains a definition of the service to run and specifies how frequently the service is started. The SharePoint 2010 Timer service (SPTimerv4) runs timer jobs. The Timer Job feature is also available in SharePoint Foundation.
The most significant change you will see in SharePoint Server 2010 Timer Job is that 21 news Timer Jobs have been added here. If for an ordinary SharePoint 2007 application we had 39 Timers Job, then we have 60 Jobs for SharePoint Server. The recently added Timer Jobs include the following:
Default Timer Jobs in SharePoint Server 2010
1.Application Addresses Refresh Job
2.Audit Log Trimming
3.Delete Job History
4.Document ID enable/disable job
5.Document ID assignment job
6.Enterprise Server Search Master Job
7.Health Analysis Job
8.InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance
9.Password Management
10.Prepare query suggestions
11.Product Version Job
12.Query Logging
13.Secure Store Service Timer
14.Solution Daily Resource Usage Update
15.State Service Delete Expired Sessions
16.Timer Service Recycle
17.Web Analytics Trigger Workflows Timer Job
18.Windows SharePoint Services Usage Data Import
19.Windows SharePoint Services Usage Data Processing
20.Word Conversion Timer Job
21.Workflow
The SharePoint 2010 Timer service (SPTimerv4) is based on the Gregorian calendar for scheduling. For every job that you schedule, you specify when the timer job will run, specified in a 24-hour time format. You must specify the time in local time instead of as an offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time is stored in that format. Daily, weekly, and monthly schedules also include a window of execution. The timer job will select a random time within this interval to start executing the job on each applicable server. Timer Job is appropriate for high-load jobs that run on multiple servers on the farm. Running this kind of job on all the servers at the same time might place an unreasonable load on the farm. Timer job schedules can be specified by using Windows PowerShell. Take advantage of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and free SharePoint templates along with other SharePoint Products.

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