SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Immediately starts any waiting administrative job on the local computer.

Start-SPAdminJob [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Use the Start-SPAdminJob cmdlet to execute all administrative timer jobs immediately rather than waiting for the timer job to run.

When the service account for the SharePoint 2010 Administration service (SPAdminV4)) is disabled (necessary in some installations for security reasons), the Start-SPAdminJob cmdlet must be run on all computers to perform administrative task like provisioning.

When you run this cmdlet in person (not in script), use the Verbose parameter to see the individual administrative operations that are run.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.




Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters




Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters


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Start-SPAdminJob -Verbose

This example runs all waiting administrative jobs and shows verbose output to the administrator.