Default timer jobs in SharePoint 2013

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Default timer jobs

The following table lists the default timer jobs for SharePoint 2013.

Timer job Description Default schedule
Access Services monitor
Monitors the connectivity of Access Services on SharePoint Online and SQL Azure.
5 minutes
Analytics Event Store Retention
Periodically cleans up the Event Store and the Reporting Database. All data older than 14 days is removed from the Event Store whereas all data older than 3 years is removed from the Reporting Database.
Weekly
Analytics for Search service application
Periodically schedules analytics for the Search service application.
10 minutes
App installation service
Installs and uninstalls apps.
5 minutes
App state update
Retrieves and applies updated information on apps from the SharePoint Store. It includes the availability of updates and information about disabled apps.
Hourly
Application addresses refresh
Synchronizes connection information for remote service applications.
15 minutes
Application server
Manages shared service instances that do not perform highly privileged operations. The Search service instance is managed by this job on stand-alone server deployments.
1 minute
Application server administration service
Manages shared service instances that may perform highly privileged operations. Requires that the SharePoint Administration service is running. The Search service instance is managed by this job on deployments other than stand-alone server deployments.
1 minute
Audit log trimming
Trims audit trail entries from site collections.
Monthly
Bulk workflow task processing
Processes bulk workflow task completion.
Daily
CEIP data collection
Collects farm data for the Customer Experience Improvement Program.
Daily
Cell storage data cleanup
Deletes temporary cell storage data and frees SQL Server disk space.
Daily
Change log
Records many types of changes that you make to SharePoint sites. Removes expired entries from the change log of the web application.
Weekly
Content organizer processing
Processes documents in the drop-off library that match organizing rules.
Daily
Content type hub
Tracks content type log maintenance and manages unpublished content types.
Daily
Content type subscriber
Retrieves content type packages from the hub and applies them to the local content type gallery. For more information about content types, see Plan to share term sets and content types in SharePoint Server 2013.
Hourly
Crawl log cleanup for Search service application
Performs crawl log cleanup for Search service applications.
Daily
Create upgrade evaluation site collections
Creates upgrade evaluation site collections.
Daily
Dead site delete
When auto site cleanup is enabled, sites that are not used in a certain period of time are deleted.
Weekly
Delete job history
Deletes old entries from the timer job history.
Weekly
Delete upgrade evaluation site collections
Deletes upgrade evaluation site collections that are past their expiry date and sends notifications to those that are near expiry date.
Daily
Diagnostic data provider: app usage
Periodically collects App statistics.
Daily
Diagnostic data provider: event log
Collects Windows Event Log entries and stores the data in the logging database.
10 minutes
Diagnostic data provider: IO intensive SQL queries
Collects a SQL trace of I/O intensive SQL queries.
1 minute
Diagnostic data provider: per-database IO
Collects I/O statistics for each database file.
2 minutes
Diagnostic data provider: performance counters - database servers
Collects Performance Monitor Counters data on database servers and stores the data in the logging database.
Important:
The timer service account must have sufficient permission to collect counters on the database server. The account should be a member of the Performance Monitor Users (PMU) group.
1 minute
Diagnostic data provider: performance counters - web front ends
Collects performance monitor counters data on front-end Web servers and stores the data in the logging database.
1 minute
Diagnostic data provider: site size
Collects size data for each site collection.
Daily
Diagnostic data provider: SQL blocking queries
Collects data associated with blocked SQL queries and stores the data in the logging database.
15 seconds
Diagnostic data provider: SQL blocking reports
Captures the text of any queries that cause SQL blocking.
1 minute
Diagnostic data provider: SQL deadlocks
Captures the call graphs of SQL deadlocks.
1 minute
Diagnostic data provider: SQL DMV
Collects SQL Dynamic Management Views (DMV) data and stores the data in the logging database.
30 minutes
Diagnostic data provider: SQL memory DMV
Collects SQL Dynamic Management Views (DMV) data and stores the data in the logging database.
15 seconds
Diagnostic data provider: trace log
Collects trace log entries and stores the usage data in the logging database.
10 minutes
Disk quota warning
Looks for sites that have exceeded the storage quota, and sends out disk quota warning email notifications.
Weekly
Document ID assignment
Work item that assigns document ID to all items in the site collection.
Daily
Document ID enable/disable
Work item that propagates content type changes across all sites when the Document ID feature is reconfigured.
Daily
Document Set fields synchronization
Synchronizes metadata from the document set to the items inside the document library.
15 minutes
Document Set template update
Propagates changes that are made to the document set template to the existing items.
Hourly
eDiscovery in-place hold processing
The in-place hold timer job starts and releases the holds of SharePoint websites.
Hourly
Education bulk operation
Carries out the education bulk operations.
Hourly
Enterprise Metadata site data update
Updates all site collections after a language pack addition or an Enterprise Metadata service application restore.
Hourly
Expiration policy
Enumerates list items and looks for those with an expiration date that has already occurred. For those items, runs disposition processing. Disposition processing most often results in deleting items. But it can perform other actions, such as processing disposition workflows.
Weekly
Gradual site delete
Deletes all the data from the host content database for all deleted site collections.
Daily
Health analysis (Daily, Central Administration, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the Central Administration web application and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health analysis (Daily, Central Administration, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the Central Administration web application and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health analysis (Daily, Machine Translation service, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the Machine Translation service application and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Machine Translation service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the Machine Translation service application and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation web application, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run SharePoint web applications and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation web application, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs SharePoint web applications and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, User Profile service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the User Profile service application and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Visio Graphics service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs Visio Services in SharePoint Server 2013 and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Daily, Word Automation Services, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run Word Automation Services and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Daily
Health Analysis (Hourly, distributed cache, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers that run the Distributed Cache service.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Hourly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Hourly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Hourly, Security Token Service, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the Security Token Service (STS) and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Hourly, User Profile service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the User Profile service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Hourly, Word Automation Services, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs Word Automation Services and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Hourly
Health Analysis (Monthly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Monthly
Health Analysis (Monthly, User Profile Service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the User Profile Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Monthly
Health Analysis (Weekly, Central Administration, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the Central Administration website and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Weekly
Health Analysis (Weekly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Weekly
Health Analysis (Weekly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the SharePoint Timer Service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Weekly
Health Analysis (Weekly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation web application, all servers)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on all servers in the farm that run SharePoint web applications and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Weekly
Health Analysis (Weekly, User Profile service, any server)
Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs on the first server found in the farm that runs the User Profile service and the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
Weekly
Health statistics updating
Updates the statistics for the Usage and Health Data Collection service application.
1 minute
Hold processing and reporting
Generates a hold report by enumerating items in a hold and updating them to remove them from hold, as appropriate.
Daily
Immediate Alerts
Sends out immediate and scheduled alerts.
5 minutes
Indexing schedule manager on SQL Server
Starts scheduled crawls.
5 minutes
InfoPath Forms Services maintenance
Performs maintenance operations on administrator-approved InfoPath Forms Services form templates across all front-end Web servers.
Daily
Information management policy
Performs background processing for information policies, such as calculating updated expiration dates for items with a new retention policy.
Weekly
Internal app state update
Retrieves and applies updated information on apps from App Catalogs.
Hourly
License renewal
Renews all licenses of the apps from the SharePoint Store.
Hourly
Licensing synchronizer
Synchronizes trial expiration time licensing information to the configuration database.
Hourly
Machine Translation Service - Language Support
Updates the languages available to the Machine Translation Service.
Weekly
Machine Translation Service - Machine Translation Service
Initiates translation of documents that were submitted to the Machine Translation Service for asynchronous translation.
15 minutes
Machine Translation Service - Remove Job History
Removes the history for expired jobs from the Machine Translation Service queue database.
Weekly
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import
Imports usage log files into the event store.
5 minutes
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Processing
Checks for expired usage data at the farm level and deletes the data. Expired usage data consists of records in the central usage data collection database that are older than 30 days.
Daily
My Site cleanup
Starts a workflow on a deleted user's My Site. The default behavior is to send an email message to the manager with a link to the deleted user's site. The email message contains a request to the manager to move any documents or data that the manager wants to preserve, because the site might be deleted in the future.
Daily
My Site instantiation interactive request queue
A timer job queue for interactive (web initiated) My Site instantiation requests.
1 minute
My Site instantiation non-interactive request queue
A timer job queue for non-interactive (Office-client initiated) My Site instantiation requests.
1 minute
My Site second instantiation interactive request queue
A second timer job queue for interactive (web initiated) My Site instantiation requests.
1 minute
Notification
Queries and updates the notification list and sends out pending scheduling notifications.
Daily
Password management
Sends email and logs events for expiring passwords and password changes. This timer job helps ensure that managed passwords are changed before they expire.
Daily
Performance metric provider
Collects the performance metrics data.
1 minute
Persisted navigation term set synchronization
Synchronizes the persisted copy of navigation term sets.
Hourly
Prepare query suggestions
Prepares candidate queries for query suggestion and performs pre-computations for result block ranking.
Daily
Product version
Checks the installation status of the computer and adds that data to the database.
Daily
Project Server: database maintenance job for Project Service Application
Performs routine maintenance on the Project Server database including defragmenting the indexes and updating the database usage.
Daily
Project Server: product feedback job for Project Service Application
Collects statistical data on the usage, reliability and performance of Project Server features and sends this information to Microsoft to be used to improve the product in future releases.
Daily
Project Server: Project Web App provisioning job for Project Service Application
Provisions new instances of Project Server.
Monthly
Project Server: Queue maintenance job for Project Service Application
Purges older Project Server queue jobs to maintain the performance of the Project Server queue.
Daily
Project Server: queue service health job for Project Service Application
Monitors the health of Queue service instances and takes corrective action when it is required.
5 minutes
Project Server: resource capacity refresh job for Project Service Application
Refreshes the resource capacity information in Project Web App reporting.
Daily
Project Server: synchronization of SharePoint Server permissions to Project Web App permissions job for Project Service Application
Synchronizes SharePoint Server permissions to Project Web App.
1 minute
Project Server: task list synchronizer for SharePoint Tasks List Projects job for Project Service Application
Updates Project Server with the latest changes from connected SharePoint Server Project Task Lists.
5 minutes
Project Server: workflow maintenance job for Project Service Application
Maintains the health of Project Server workflows. It resolves issues between Enterprise Project Templates and workflows, updates the status of workflows, and closes completed workflows.
Daily
Project Web App: Shared Service
Enables per-instance Project Web App jobs to be managed.
1 minute
Query classification dictionary update for Search service application.
Periodically updates dictionary that is used for query classification.
30 minutes
Query logging
Updates query and click logs by inserting new entries and deleting old entries.
15 minutes
Recycle Bin
Looks for content in the Recycle Bins and moves it to the next stage or deletes it.
Weekly
Scheduled Approval
Looks for content that is scheduled for approval and moves it to the next stage in the process.
1 minute
Scheduled Unpublish
Looks for content that is scheduled to be unpublished and removes it.
1 minute
Search and process
Processes a search result that is scoped to a site collection and puts search results on hold.
Daily
Search change log generator
Generates appropriate change logs when SharePoint items change. This is required for search to function correctly.
5 minutes
Search custom dictionaries update
Updates the custom dictionaries used for search. These include custom dictionaries for company extraction and for query spelling correction.
10 minutes
Search engine sitemap
Generates search engine sitemaps and updates robots.txt.
Daily
Search health monitoring - trace events
Runs to check the events that are being traced for search health monitoring.
1 minute
SharePoint BI maintenance
Deletes temporary dashboard objects and user-persistent filter values from the database. The longevity of these values can be set on the PerformancePoint Services Settings page.
Hourly
Site policy and Exchange site mailbox policy update
Updates Exchange site mailboxes with the site policy of the associated SharePoint site.
Daily
Solution daily resource usage update
Marks the daily boundary for sandboxed solution resource quota monitoring.
Daily
Solution resource usage log processing
Aggregates resource usage data from sandboxed solution execution.
5 minutes
Solution resource usage update
Records resource usage data from sandboxed solution execution, and sends email to owners of site collections that are exceeding their allocated resource quota.
15 minutes
Spelling customizations upgrade
Upgrades user spelling customizations from the previous SharePoint version to this version. This job will run on schedule until it succeeds with the upgrade and then be set to disabled. If there are no spelling customizations to upgrade, it will be set to disabled after the first run.
Hourly
Spelling dictionary update
Updates the dynamic dictionary that is used to correct the spelling of queries with changes in the indexed content.
Note:
This is a time-consuming operation. Do not schedule it to run more frequently than one time per day.
Daily
State Service delete expired sessions
Deletes expired data that is stored in the state service databases.
Hourly
Storage metrics processing
Processes storage metrics changes for site collections.
5 minutes
Taxonomy groups replication
A timer job for hybrid connected servers that updates the local SharePoint Server term store with the latest term changes made to the Enterprise Metadata service in the hybrid connected SharePoint Online tenant.
Daily
Taxonomy update scheduler
Updates site collections with the latest term changes that were made to the Enterprise Metadata service.
Hourly
Timer service recycle
Recycles the Timer service to free resources.
Daily
Translation Export Job Definition
Exports page and list content to XLIFF for human translation or machine translation via the Machine Translation Service.
15 minutes
Translation Import Job Definition
Imports translated page and list content from XLIFF to correct location in a site collection.
15 minutes
Upgrade site collections
Upgrades site collections in a content database.
1 minute
Upgrade work item
Processes deferred upgrade work items which were generated during an upgrade. For example, generating thumbnails for upgraded image libraries.
Daily
Usage Analytics for Search service application
Periodically schedules processing of the Usage Analytics analysis.
10 minutes
User Profile service application - activity feed
Pre-computes activities to be shown in users' activity feeds.
10 minutes
User Profile service application - activity feed cleanup
Cleans up pre-computed activities that are used in activity feeds that are older than 14 days. This job does not affect the User Profile change log.
Daily
User Profile service application - audience compilation
Computes memberships of defined audiences.
Weekly
User Profile service application - My Site suggestions email
Sends email messages that contain colleague and keyword suggestions to people who do not update their profiles often.
Monthly
User Profile service application - social data maintenance
Aggregates social tags and ratings and cleans the social data change log.
Hourly
User Profile service application - system job to manage user profile synchronization
Manages provisioning and runs additional tasks that are related to User Profile Synchronization.
Note:
Do not change the information or frequency of this job. If you have to change how often incremental synchronization is performed, in Central Administration, go to the Manage User Profile Service Application page, and then in the Synchronization category, click Schedule Incremental User Profile Synchronization.
1 minute
User Profile service application - user profile change
Processes changes to user profiles. Changes the user profile. User rights can be migrated from one user to another user. This timer job is used when a user has to be migrated. But the previous user profile remains in AD DS.
Hourly
User Profile service application - user profile change cleanup
Cleans up data that is 14 days old from User Profile change log. Migrates user rights from one user to another user, and migrates the user rights and removes that user from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). This is mainly used when the name of a user is changed in AD DS. The older user name is replaced by a new user name, and the older one is removed from AD DS.
If you want to change retention settings, see the Profilechangelog: Stsadm operation in Stsadm to Microsoft PowerShell mapping in SharePoint Server.
Daily
User Profile service application - user profile incremental synchronization
Runs at the specified interval to synchronize user, group and group membership changes between the User Profile service application and specified directory source (such as AD DS or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)). Synchronization will look for changes since the last time this job was run and only perform these changes for AD DS and LDAP sources.
Note:
Do not change the settings or frequency of this timer job.
Schedule profile synchronization provides two sections: see the first section to learn how to change the schedule for incremental synchronization, see the second section to learn how to check the status of User Profile Synchronization timer jobs.
Daily
User Profile service application - user profile language synchronization
Looks for new language pack installations and makes sure that strings that relate to the user profile service are localized correctly.
Hourly
User Profile service application proxy - feed cache repopulation
Handles the repopulation of feed cache.
5 minutes
User Profile service application proxy - social rating synchronization
Synchronizes rating values between the social database and content database.
Hourly
User Profile service application proxy - User Profile to SharePoint full synchronization
Synchronizes user information from the User Profile service application to SharePoint users and synchronizes site memberships from SharePoint to the User Profile service application.
Hourly
User Profile service application proxy - User Profile to SharePoint language and region synchronization
Synchronizes language and region information from the User Profile service application to SharePoint users.
1 minute
User Profile service application proxy - User Profile to SharePoint quick synchronization
Synchronizes user information from the User Profile service application to SharePoint users who were recently added to a site.
5 minutes
Variations create hierarchies job definition
Creates a complete variations hierarchy by spawning all sites and pages from the source site hierarchy for all variation labels.
Hourly
Variations propagate list items job definition
Propagates list items to variant sites.
15 minutes
Variations propagate page job definition
Creates or updates peer pages of the source page that was approved or published in all target labels. The resulting peer pages are in an unpublished state.
15 minute
Variations propagate sites and lists
Creates variant sites when the Variations Automatic Creation setting is enabled.
30 minute
Video query rule provisioner
Provisions video query rule for a site when the Search service application becomes available.
Daily
Word Automation Services
Processes and distributes queued conversion job items to application servers.
15 minutes
Word Automation Services - Remove Job History
Removes the history for expired jobs from Word Automation Services.
Weekly
Work Management synchronize with Exchange
Triggers Exchange Sync operations for the Work Management service.
1 minute
Workflow
Processes workflow events that are in the scheduled items table, such as delays.
5 minute
Workflow auto cleanup
Deletes tasks and instances in the workflow instance table for workflows that were marked completed more than n days in the past, where n is specified in the workflow association. Crawls through tasks and the workflow instance table.
Daily
Workflow failover
Processes events for workflows that have failed and are marked to be retried.
15 minute

See also

Concepts

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Default timer jobs in SharePoint Server 2019