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September 10, 2013

Restarting SharePoint Timer Service on remote servers using PowerShell

Filed under: PowerShell, SP 2010, Tips & Tricks — Tags: , , — Peter Holpar @ 20:45

Recently we installed a new version of a custom SharePoint timer job together with a SharePoint administrator of our company. After installation, the Timer Service must have been restarted, to enforce reloading of the new version of the assemblies. My colleague used a remote desktop connection tool to log in on each of our front end / application servers (we have a few ones) and restarted the service using Service Manager. I asked him (and myself): Wouldn’t it be much more easier to restart the services from a single console, for example, using PowerShell?

After a quick research I came up with the solution (you should update the server names in the script, of course):

$computers = ("SPFrontEnd1", "SPFrontEnd2", "SPApp1", "SPApp2")
$computers | % { Restart-Service -InputObject $(Get-Service -Computer $_ -Name SPTimerV4) }

Pretty simple, isn’t it?

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