The InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance timer job is not enabled (SharePoint Server)
APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 Subscription Edition SharePoint in Microsoft 365
Rule Name: The InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance timer job is not enabled.
Summary: The InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance timer job is not enabled.
The InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance timer job is used by InfoPath Forms Services to improve performance by caching form template data on each front-end web server.
Cause: The timer job may have been disabled on the Job Definitions page on the SharePoint Central Administration website or the Microsoft PowerShell Disable-SPTimerJob cmdlet was used.
Infopath form service is removed and is no longer supported by Microsoft in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. We recommend exploring Microsoft Power Apps as a potential alternative to Infopath form service.
Resolution: Enable the timer job by using the Central Administration web site
Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group.
Start Central Administration.
On Central Administration, click Monitoring.
Click Review Job definitions.
Click InfoPath Forms Services Maintenance.
Resolution: Enable the timer job by using PowerShell
- Verify that you have the following memberships:
securityadmin fixed server role on the SQL Server instance.
db_owner fixed database role on all databases that are to be updated.
Administrators group on the server on which you are running the PowerShell cmdlets.
Add memberships that are required beyond the minimums above.
An administrator can use the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to grant permissions to use SharePoint Server 2016 cmdlets.
If you do not have permissions, contact your Setup administrator or SQL Server administrator to request permissions. For additional information about PowerShell permissions, see Add-SPShellAdmin.
Start the SharePoint Management Shell.
At the PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:
- <FormsMaintenanceJobDefintion> is the actual name of the timer job to enable.
For more information, see Enable-SPTimerJob.