Error "An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigJobDefinition...already exists"

Document created by butlerj Support on Nov 19, 2018
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ISSUE
When performing Nintex Web Application Activation in Nintex Workflow or Activating the Web Application Feature In Nintex Forms the following error occurs:
 
Object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigJobDefinition named "job-webconfig-modification" already exists under parent Microsoft.Sharepoint.Administration.SPWebService named "".  Rename your object or delete the existing object.
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RESOLUTION

Option 1

  1. Restart the SharePoint timer service on all Web and App servers.
  2. Find the job-webconfig-modification timer job running in Central Admin and cancel it.

Option 2

Use the PowerShell scripts below to find and delete the job(s).

SHAREPOINT 2010, SHAREPOINT 2013

DO NOT RUN THE FOLLOWING SCRIPT IN SHAREPOINT 2016 FARMS.
Get-SPTimerJob -Identity "job-webconfig-modification" | Format-Table -Property DisplayName, Id, LastRunTime  $job = Get-SPTimerJob -identity "GUID" -WebApplication webApplicationName  $job.Delete()

 

 SHAREPOINT 2016

Get-SPTimerJob -Identity "job-webconfig-modification" | Format-Table -Property DisplayName, Id, LastRunTime  $job = Get-SPTimerJob -identity "GUID"   $job.Delete()


Once the job has been deleted, rerun the activities that lead to the error (enabling live, web application feature activation for forms etc)

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