Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
For more information about the Health Analyzer and a deeper look at the Problem and
Solutions report and Health Analyzer Rules Definitions page, see Chapter 13.
SharePoint uses the Timer service to run tasks that may be scheduled, such as site deletion
notification, incoming email checking, and even “one-time” jobs such as backup restore, or
password change, which are all started as needed. Most of SharePoint runs on timer jobs, so
although they sound innocuous, they are critical for the proper functions, big and small, of the
whole server farm.
The links in the Timer Jobs subcategory both take you to the same set of list pages,
R E V I E W J O B D E F I N I T I O N S
This opens the Timer Jobs page to Job Definitions, displaying the timer job definitions for the
farm, organized by title and by the web application to which they apply. You can also see the
schedule type for each job.
On the left of the page, as an addition to the Quick Launch bar, is a Timer Links section,
containing links related to Timer Jobs. As you can see in Figure 11.47, Job Definitions is one of them,
as are Timer Job Status, Scheduled Jobs, Running Jobs, and Job History. To see the timer jobs
organized by status, scheduled jobs, running jobs, or history, you can click the links.