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SharePoint Online – Remote Timer job

In Office 365/SharePoint Online we can no longer create traditional full trust solutions. This limitation also takes away the capability of creating custom timer jobs as full trust solutions.

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Working with SharePoint Timer Service config (OWSTIMER.EXE.CONFIG)

There was a requirement of updating our timer job config with the below values in app settings section.

Here is how I did it.

Where is the SharePoint Timer Service config (OWSTIMER.EXE.CONFIG) file

The SharePoint (on premise) job timer config file is located on the following local path:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN\OWSTIMER.EXE.CONFIG

Where the ..\15\.. can be 14,15, 16 or else depending on the SharePoint version.

Access Web Application Configuration values in Timer Job – SharePoint

Sometimes we may want to access SharePoint Web Application configuration (web.config) file from SharePoint custom Timer Job. But in case of SharePoint Timer Job it runs under OWSTIMER.EXE and Web Application runs under W3WP.EXE process, the configuration associated with the W3WP.EXE cannot be access directly or straight forward OWSTIMER.EXE.

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