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SharePoint 2010 Timer Service keep failing

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi everybody,


I am trying to set up SharePoint 2010 on small farm environment. 1 db server, 1 domain controller and 1 SharePoint server - where all services should run.

It was installed and working, until I tried to configure user profile synchronization service. I used least privileged account model, following in particular this article http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx

As you know, the configuration is quite complicated and require a lot of tuning on accounts rights.


I apparently mess something up very, very badly because since then SharePoint Timer Service keep failling every 2 or so minutes.

It all started at 6 am this morning when the service was recycled.


System Event viewer is flooded a loop of 4 events regarding the timer service:

  • Timer service entered the running state.
2.30 minutes latter:
  • Timer service entered the stopped state
  • Timer service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259
  • Timer service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 2 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 30000 milliseconds: Restart the service
and starting again after 30 seconds


for you information, here are the exact events:

Log Name:   System

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