On our Sharepoint 2010 Dev farm we we’re trying to remove solutions from Central Admin & they were just stuck on ‘retracting’ Turns out the the Sharepoint Timer Service had stopped, start the Sharepoint Timer Service and your solutions should start to retract as expected.
SharePoint 2010: net stop SPTimerV4 / net start SPTimerV4 SharePoint 2007: net stop SPTimerV3 / net start SPTimerV3 SharePoint 2003: net stop SPTimer / net start SPTimer
Timer job title Description Schedule type Audit Log Trimming Trims audit trail entries from site collections. Monthly Cell Storage Data Cleanup Timer Job Deletes temporary cell storage data and frees SQL Server disk space. Weekly Cell Storage User Data Deletion Job Deletes user data that is stored as cell storage. This job should only be … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 – Timer Jobs & their functions
To force your content types to be pushed out to other site collections from your content type hub you need to run the following timer jobs: CONTENT TYPE SUBSCRIBER TimerJob You can access this via Central Administration -> Check Job Status (under Monitoring)