At some point over the last 2 weeks, the alert functionality in our MOSS 2007 environment stopped working. Users will receive the "You have setup a new alert" email when configuring a new Alert, but not any actual alerts when an item is added/changed.
I investigated the Timer Service on the front end web server and noticed it was Stopped. I restarted the Service and some of the users received upwards of 200 backlogged alerts.
I can understand why the user received so many alerts, these would be the alerts that SHOULD have been sent over the last 2 weeks. I just wanted to make sure that this is normal behavior. If the service fails, then the alert emails are set to
a type of "pending" status until the service is restarted? Is this accurate or am I misunderstanding something.
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