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  • Hello, thank you all in advance for helping out! Can anyone provide me with more information on how this component works in the backend? Is this run off a core service? When activated does it run a server side script, etc.? Do you see any issues changing it from weekly to daily? Any repercussions? Any help would be possible. Thanks again!

    Regards,

    Adam

    Friday, September 2, 2016 5:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi Adam,

     Information Management Policy and Expiration Policy are the two weekly timer jobs that would take care of this activity, Rescheduling them to daily doesn't create any issues but if you have more Information Management Policy related libraries it will impact the Server / Application Performance,

    You have to execute the “Information management policy” job first and then  the “Expiration policy” job.

    The IMP job evaluates and sets the expiration date for list items. The Expiration Policy executes the defined expiration action.



    Sivabalan

    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, September 19, 2016 10:22 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2016 7:58 PM
  • Hi,

    Timer jobs run scripts on the server side.

    The Information Management Policy timer job performs background processing for information policies, such as calculating updated expiration dates for items with a new retention policy. It goes through libraries that have policies and figures out if the event portion of the policy is a true condition. If so, it will then set the stage for the Expiration Policy timer job to run against the action portion.

    Thus, if you have multiple libraries with policies, running Information Management Policy timer job daily may reduce SharePoint performance. And you have to run the Expiration Policy timer job after Information Management Policy timer job finish. So the Expiration Policy timer job needs to run daily too.

    More information about how the IMP timer job works for your reference:

    https://sharepointduffbert.com/2014/07/17/using-the-information-management-policy-specifically-the-retention-policy-in-sharepoint-2010/

    Thanks,

    Dean Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, September 19, 2016 10:22 AM
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi Adam,

     Information Management Policy and Expiration Policy are the two weekly timer jobs that would take care of this activity, Rescheduling them to daily doesn't create any issues but if you have more Information Management Policy related libraries it will impact the Server / Application Performance,

    You have to execute the “Information management policy” job first and then  the “Expiration policy” job.

    The IMP job evaluates and sets the expiration date for list items. The Expiration Policy executes the defined expiration action.



    Sivabalan

    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, September 19, 2016 10:22 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2016 7:58 PM
  • Hi,

    Timer jobs run scripts on the server side.

    The Information Management Policy timer job performs background processing for information policies, such as calculating updated expiration dates for items with a new retention policy. It goes through libraries that have policies and figures out if the event portion of the policy is a true condition. If so, it will then set the stage for the Expiration Policy timer job to run against the action portion.

    Thus, if you have multiple libraries with policies, running Information Management Policy timer job daily may reduce SharePoint performance. And you have to run the Expiration Policy timer job after Information Management Policy timer job finish. So the Expiration Policy timer job needs to run daily too.

    More information about how the IMP timer job works for your reference:

    https://sharepointduffbert.com/2014/07/17/using-the-information-management-policy-specifically-the-retention-policy-in-sharepoint-2010/

    Thanks,

    Dean Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    • Proposed as answer by Victoria Xia Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, September 19, 2016 10:22 AM
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:49 AM
  • Thanks Dean, that is very helpful.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:05 PM
  • Thanks Sivabalan, that is very helpful.
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:05 PM