Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Our SharePoint development images are having performance problems. One of the developers has asked what timer jobs could be disabled. What prompted this was CPU time used by OWSTimer.EXE service.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I would disable none of them - they all server a purpose, be it for making sure workflows run correctly, auditing happens correctly, and "heavy"/"expensive" processes (like backups) happen at quiet times.

Having the CPU time high is not an indication of a problem though - you have the resources, so why not use them? If your users are complaining of slow speeds or you are seeing errors (timeouts in the event logs are common with SharePoint in situations where you do not have enough CPU) then you should look at scaling out your deployment.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.