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Create Windows Scheduled Task to Kill OWSTIMER

As most of you know, the OWSTimer memory leak is still an issue with SharePoint 2010. I created a scheduled task to run using PowerShell to stop the process nightly. Here are the instructions to create the scheduled task.

Open up your Windows Task Scheduler and right-click on Task Scheduler Library and then choose “Create Task” to start the Create Task panel.

Note: If you don’t know where the task scheduler is either search for it or type %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc /s in your Windows start menu search bar.

  1. Type in the name and Description (optional) and change the security options to “Rn whether user is logged on or not”.createtask02_2_02c3d315
  2. Set the scheduled time.createtask03_2_02c3d315
  3. Set the Actioncreatetask04_2_71b34f4e

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