Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Timer Job Currupt Memory Error

  • Timer jobs failing to complete
  • Receiving errors running psconfig
Caches configuration information (stored in the config database) on each server in the farm. If corruption occurs the issues described above are likely the result.
  1. Start->Administrative Tools->Services
  2. Windows SharePoint Timer v3.0 -> Stop
  3. Drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\GUID
    1. Delete all the XML files from the directory
    2. Do NOT Delete the .INI File
  4. Open the cache.ini using Notepad and set the number to 1.
    1. Save this file and close Notepad
    2. Do NOT open and edit the cache.ini with WordPad
  5. Recycle the Windows SharePoint Administration Service
  6. Restart the Windows SharePoint Timer Service
  7. You should see XML Files reappear in the cache directory
  8. Note: Perform this on the server experiencing the issue. Most likely it doesn’t have to be performed on all servers.

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