Job-workflow-failover: Stsadm property (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Specifies a schedule for restarting workflow operations that fail because of external reasons, for example, network outage to the server running Microsoft SQL Server, data corruption over the network wire, or hardware failure.

For more information about workflow, see Workflow management: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server).


This operation is available only from the command line.


stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname job-workflow-failover

-propertyvalue <valid date and time interval>

**\[-url** *\<https://server\_name\>***\]**

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

propertyname job-workflow-failover

**\[-url** *\<https://server\_name\>***\]**


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

Property values

The following table shows possible values.

Value Description


Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid Windows SharePoint Services Timer service (SPTimer) schedule in the form of any one of the following schedules:

  • "Every 5 minutes between 0 and 59"

  • "Hourly between 0 and 59"

  • "Daily at 15:00:00"

  • "Weekly between Fri 22:00:00 and Sun 06:00:00"

  • "Monthly at 15 15:00:00"

  • "Yearly at Jan 1 15:00:00"


A path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.


To set the schedule for restarting failed workflow operations for the Web application https://test, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn job-workflow-failover -pv "daily at 15:00:00" -url https://test

To view the current setting of the job-workflow- failover property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn job-workflow- failover -url https://test