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How do I restart SharePoint Timer Service from command line?

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net stop "Windows SharePoint Services Timer"

net start "Windows SharePoint Services Timer"

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duh! Thanks –  vitule Jul 29 '09 at 20:01

SharePoint 2010:

net stop SPTimerV4
net start SPTimerV4
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SharePoint 2007: net stop SPTimerV3 / net start SPTimerV3

SharePoint 2003: net stop SPTimer / net start SPTimer

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I realize the OP is requesting a command-line solution, but using PowerShell (run as administrator), restarting the timer service is as easy as running:

restart-service sptimerv4

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woo powershell! –  Nacht Sep 19 '14 at 6:19

And for SP2010/2013 to do this for all machines:

$farm = Get-SPFarm
$farm.TimerService.Instances | foreach { $_.Stop(); $_.Start(); }
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What's about sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/110928/… ? View comments: From my findings the $farm.TimerService.Instances doesn't implement start() or stop(), so this shouldn't work at all. –  Kiquenet Aug 6 '14 at 11:25
REM - Save this in a .BAT file and set up a scheduled task that runs it periodically.
REM - This will recycle the SharePoint Timer Service, and also log it in the Event Viewer. 

EVENTCREATE /T INFORMATION /L APPLICATION /ID 777 /D "Starting scheduled task: SP timer restart."

net stop SPTimerV4
net start SPTimerV4

if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 (
  EVENTCREATE /T INFORMATION /L APPLICATION /ID 777 /D "Scheduled task: Restart succeeded for the SharePoint Timer Service (SPTimerV4 AKA 'SharePoint 2010 Timer').  ERRORLEVEL=%ERRORLEVEL%.  The restart is done by Scheduled Task, which runs the batch file: C:\_________________ every _ hours."
exit /b
) else (
  EVENTCREATE /T ERROR /L APPLICATION /ID 777 /D "Scheduled task: Restart failed for the SharePoint Timer Service (SPTimerV4 AKA 'SharePoint 2010 Timer').  ERRORLEVEL=%ERRORLEVEL%.  Please stop and restart the service manually and investigate the issue preventing the restart. The restart is done by Scheduled Task, which runs the batch file: C:\___________________ every _ hours."
)
EXIT
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