Sharepoint Warmup Scripts


  • Environment: - SharePoint 2010.
    Questions: - Warm up scripts (I am a newbe on this).

    When we hit the site the first time,  site open up slow (and sometimes, times out) and when we refresh the page, site is up and running (it happened only when we  access it for the first time)

    What are warm-up jobs?
    Do we have any ready Scripts given by Microsoft for SharePoint 2010 (with detailed steps and explanation)?

    Live life king size
    Thursday, May 05, 2011 2:23 PM


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  • A warm up job is a precompilation activity, it essentially loads pages so they are ready for access after a reboot, restart of web app etc.

    Not tried it myself for 2010 but this is probably what you are after

    Regards John Timney
    Thursday, May 05, 2011 4:37 PM
  • I use warmup scripts and set them to go off about 4 to 5 in the morning.  SharePoint is almost always slow in the morning and fast in the afternoon.  This is due to the CACHE built into SharePoint.  The warmup scripts just go out and touch each site and preload the cache for you, so the time is not spent with the end user.  I used these all the time in 2k7 and 2010, they work great. 

    Here is a good overview.

    Good luck,


    Gary Newman MCSE, MCT, CCNA MCDBA, MCAD, MCSA MCTS SharePoint 2007 Dev & Admin MCPD SharePoint 2010 Development
    Thursday, May 05, 2011 5:34 PM
  • Yes there are couple of warmup scripts.

    Lately I have been using

    Alpesh Nakar's Blog Alpesh Just SharePoint Just SharePoint Updates

    Online SharePoint Saturday India June 25 2011 Contributing Author SharePoint 2010 Unleashed

    MCTS: SharePoint 2010 Configuration MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administrator

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 11:18 PM
  • Hi All,

    If you want to use PowerShell to warm up a SharePoint site rather than managed code or server add you can use my script:

    I hope this helps

    Brian C | SharePint Blog
    • Proposed as answer by Suchii Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:40 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Suchii Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:40 PM
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:01 AM
  • Hi All,

    There is a new CodePlex project proposing a WarmUp Solution for SharePoint 2010. I've try it and it work very fine. The project is a wsp package which install a specific job in sharePoint Central Administration. It also allow to define additional URL to wake up. The project can be find at this URL :

    Hope this helps some ...

    Laurent C

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:44 PM