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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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SharePoint 2010:

net stop SPTimerV4
net start SPTimerV4
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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
    Commented Sep 19, 2014 at 6:19
  • Alternatively, one at a time: Stop-Service SPTimerV4 then Start-Service SPTimerV4
    – Underverse
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 1:52
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SharePoint 2013: net stop SPTimerV4 / net start SPTimerV4

SharePoint 2007: net stop SPTimerV3 / net start SPTimerV3

SharePoint 2003: net stop SPTimer / net start SPTimer

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

$farm = Get-SPFarm
$farm.TimerService.Instances | foreach { $_.Stop(); $_.Start(); }
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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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