Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

Tip of the Day, April 25, 2008

Tip of the Day, April 25, 2008

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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.

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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.

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

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