Tip of the Day, April 25, 2008

Tip of the day:  Deleting orphaned Timer Jobs

Open SharePoint Central 3.0 Central Administration and click Operations.

Select Timer job definitions under Global Configuration.


Select the orphaned Timer Job from the list of Timer Jobs.

Locate the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) for the Timer Job in the browser address bar.


Copy the GUID to the clipboard and replace %2D in the GUID with hyphens.  For example the entry in the illustration above should appear as fc42d1d3-1e94-4dee-998d-e0086b6f8300.

Open a Command Prompt and change directories to %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN.

Run stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject {guid} where {guid} is the GUID captured in the previous steps.

NOTE Use this process to manage other orphaned configuration objects in addition to Timer Jobs!

Comments (1)

  1. AlMo says:

    Would be good to know how to qualify a definition (or other config object) as "orphaned"?

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