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Alerts not working on a document library!

Yesterday I was doing some testing on the “Alert Me” feature on a document library and I noticed I received the initial email notifying that my alert has been successfully created. But when add add or delete documents I was not getting any alerts.

Obviously my outgoing email is working fine because I got the initial email but not the alerts later on.

I opened Central admin->Operations->Timer job definitions and checked for a job called “immediate alerts”

Bingo the immediate alerts for the particular has been disabled!

So i logged into server, opened up a cmd and typed

stsadm -o getproperty -pn jobs-immediate-alerts -url http://myteamsite.companyname.com

I got a response as  <property exist=”no”>

I enabled the alerts with the followind command

stsadm -o setproperty -pn jobs-immediate-alerts -url http://myteamsite.companyname.com -pv true

This will enable the alerts, the alerts are processed for every 5 minutes which is default, you can change it to whatever time frame you want with the following command

stsadm -o setproperty -pn jobs-immediate-alerts -url http://myteamsite.companyname.com -pv “every 2 minutes between 0 and 59”

This will set the system to process immediate alerts every 2 minutes.

Note: You have to run these commands on the WFE else you will get a “the system cannot find the path specified” message

Also, when you turn on these alerts SP will process all the old changes also and users might get a bunch of emails telling them changes have been made to this document library.

1. In the address bar, type about:config and hit enter

2. Firefox will warn you about making changes, click on I’ll be careful, I promise!

3. You will be presented with a list of preferences.

4. In the filter bar, type NTLM

5. Check to see “network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies” preference has “TRUE” under value.

6. If not double click to change the value to “TRUE”

7. After doing this Double click on “network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris”  and enter http://extshare.ninds.nih.gov, http://share.ninds.nih.gov

8. This will allow Firefox to accept windows credentials for above mentioned sites

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