SharePoint 2019 On-Prem - Indexing Schedule Manager Timer job is Missing

Keith Vollero 21 Reputation points

After applying the April patches, there was an error running the Configuration. As a result, my Profiler and Search crawls no longer run automatically. I can manually kick off the crawls, and they run perfectly. But they no longer run on schedule.

I have patched again with the August patches, without errors. Still no scheduled crawls, and I see that the Timer job for Indexing Schedule Manager is GONE.

How can I re-build/re-create this rather critical Timer job?

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  1. Jing Sun_MSFT 936 Reputation points

    Hi @Keith Vollero ,
    Per your situation, I recommend you have a try on the following steps:

    1. First, run SharePoint configuration wizard
    2. Second, Restart the SharePoint timer service and SharePoint server search service from the service.msc in all servers connected to the farm.

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  2. Keith Vollero 21 Reputation points

    Thank you for the quick response.
    Unfortunately, these steps did not provide a solution. The Configuration Wizard ran successfully, and I restarted both of those Services, but the Indexing Schedule Manager timer job failed to re-create itself.


    Is the next step to remove the current Search Crawls and re-build them, and if so, do we think that would actually help? Does adding a new Search Service in SharePoint automatically create the required Timer Job?