Restart SharePoint Timer Service Remotely using PowerShell

SharePoint Timer service must be restarted for certain configuration changes in SharePoint administration activities. To restart timer service in SharePoint, follow these steps:

  • Login to your SharePoint Web Front End Server(s)
  • Open Services console ( Start >> Run >> Services.msc)
  • From the “Services” console, Find “SharePoint Timer Service”. Right-click and choose “Restart” from the Menu.
    restart sharepoint timer service using powershell

Restart SharePoint Timer Service using PowerShell:

Well, without logging in to each and every SharePoint server and restarting the timer service, we can utilize PowerShell to do it remotely! Use:

Restart-Service sptimerv4

PowerShell Script to Restart SharePoint Timer Service Remotely:

 #Service to Restart
 $ServiceName = "SPTimerV4"

 #Array to Hold server Names. Update this Array accordingly
 $ServerNames = @("SPServer01", "SPServer02", "SPServer03")
 
 #Get All SharePoint Servers and restart their SharePoint Timer service
 foreach($Server in $ServerNames) 
 {
     Restart-Service -InputObject $(Get-Service -Computer $Server -Name $ServiceName)
 }

How to restart the timer service using WMI method?
You can also use the classic WMI method to restart any service on the remove server:

#Server Name
$ServerName = "SPServer01"
 
#Service to Restart
$ServiceName = "SPTimerV4"
 
#Get Timer Service
$Service = Get-WmiObject -computer $ServerName Win32_Service -Filter "Name='$ServiceName'"
$Service.InvokeMethod('StopService',$Null)
start-sleep -s 5
$Service.InvokeMethod('StartService',$Null)
start-sleep -s 5

Restart SharePoint Timer Service on all servers:
To restart timer service on all servers using PowerShell,

#Get the Farm
$Farm = Get-SPFarm

#Get all Timer Job instances and restart
$Farm.TimerService.Instances | foreach { $_.Stop(); $_.Start(); }

Restart SharePoint Timer Service from command-line:

From the command prompt, Enter:

net stop SPTimerV4
net start SPTimerV4

Salaudeen Rajack

Information Technology Professional with Two decades of SharePoint Experience.

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