SharePoint not responding or responding slowly and you note OWSTIMER.EXE and w3wp.exe running at a combined 100%? In my case this occurred because a developer created a workflow and executed it simultaneously on an entire list of at least a thousand items. What ends up happing is that you get a snowball effect of users and OWSTIMER trying to access the system, eventually it gets overwhelmed and the server stops serving pages.
I need it up now
Stop OWSTIMER.EXE (not recommended)
I just need to make it until quitting time
Run IISReset every time the server stops serving user requests
I have all the time in the world
Just wait, the jobs will complete eventually
Long Term Solution
Buy more servers for job, search, and/or indexing
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.
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