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  Asked By: Rachelle    Date: Jul 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1762

I know there has been some posting re: immediate alerts in the past
but I've tried all posted solutions and am not seeing any resolution.

Some Facts:
-wss 3.0 (w/o sp1)

-domain account used for web application and has dbo access to
database(s), also part of admins group

-ive tried restarting the timer service

-search services/indexing running a-ok

-stsadm info:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn alerts-enabled
<Property Exist="Yes" Value="Yes" />

stsadm -o getproperty -pn job-immediate-alerts
<Property Exist="Yes" Value="Every 5 minutes between 0 and 59" />

any suggestions? hints?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Stacia Guy     Answered On: Jul 15

So, worst case scenario, you could uninstall the offending server from
the farm, and then re-add it. We have had this happen and could not find

First steps we took to solve the problem, because they sometimes work,

Check for hung timer  jobs (content deployment hangs are common)

Check service permissions and status

Try psconfig.exe -cmd secureresources to check for registry and/or file
system permissions issues

Try loading the latest service pack

Tried psconfig.exe -cmd services install (just to be sure everything is

And as a complete guess, but easy to do, I might re-run psconfig.exe
-cmd installfeatures

A softie on here might have a better route. You did check your trace
logs, right? Event logs? Be careful uninstalling your server from the
farm because you lose many things, including (but not limited to) SSL
certs, inetpub and web.config, assigned IPs, multiple host headers...

Answer #2    Answered By: Kacy Bright     Answered On: Jul 15

I've been reading online and it looks like the service pack is the step
to take to resolve this. I'm going to try it and see how things go.

Answer #3    Answered By: Ivette Burris     Answered On: Jul 15

I have yet to install the service pack to fix my alerts  issue as
suggested by Microsoft.. I didn't need to. I installed the SharePoint
Administration Toolkit
f6eb-4fa3-9f2e-2d47618505f2&DisplayLang=en) and have run the new
updatealert stsadm  command on the problem sites. So far, it has fixed
EVERY instance of "broken" immediate alerts.

I just run the command on the problem sites as follows:

stsadm –o updatealert –url
http://spointsites.companyname.com/sites/sitename" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://spointsites.companyname.com/sites/sitename –oldurl
http://spointsites.companyname.com/sites/sitename" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://spointsites.companyname.com/sites/sitename

...I'm purposely making the old and new URL's the same - this is
working fabulously and I wanted to share.

It also creates a log of all the alerts for the site collection you
specify and any subsites for that site collection.

If you are struggling with immediate alerts working on some sites and
not others... try this!!

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