SharePoint Administration service is disabled (SharePoint 2010 Products)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Alert Name:   SharePoint Administration service is disabled

Event ID:   No event ID

Summary:   The SharePoint Administration service V4 (SPAdminV4) is disabled, which prevents local server administration timer jobs from changing local server settings to match farm-wide settings.

Cause:   The SharePoint Administration service V4 (SPAdminV4) is disabled and cannot be started.

Resolution:   Disable the throttling feature

  • If you want the SharePoint Administration service V4 (SPAdminV4) to run in the environment, set the service to start automatically and then start the service. This can be achieved by using either the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (services.msc) or, in the Command Prompt window, by using the following two commands in order and executed by a farm administrator who is also a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

    SC CONFIG SPAdminV4 start= auto

    SC START SPAdminV4

Resolution:   Execute administration timer jobs without starting administration service

  • If you do not want the SharePoint Administration service V4 (SPAdminV4) to be set to run in the environment — for example because of least-privilege considerations — the administration timer jobs can be executed directly on the local server without starting the administration service. To execute the timer jobs immediately, in SharePoint Management Shell, run the following Windows PowerShell command:



The Start-SPAdminJob operation must be run on all computers in the farm where the SharePoint Administration service V4 (SPAdminV4) is not run. Run this command to perform provisioning and other administrative tasks that would typically be performed by using the SharePoint Foundation Timer service (SPTimer_V4).