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When I go to Central Administration > Operations > Timer Job Status, I find a timer job called Application Server Administration Service Timer Job  that fails consistently on my MOSS 2007 installation.

Can you please give me some guidance on how to find out the reason of failure so as to fix it. Also, can someone explain to me the significance of this timer job ?

Thank you for your time,
Panos
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This job is used to run scheduled tasks in SharePoint.  Items such as "send an email one day before start time" or "start backup job on Saturday at 10:00 PM".

Check your application log for more details.  The name of this service is owstimer.exe.  Common problem is that the application pool identity account for your central admin site does not have correct permissions.
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Hi psgindiana,

I am afraid that the application pool identity account is not the culprit.
I am attaching one of my log files in .ZIP format for your perusal.

Can you please have a look and tell me what is wrong ?
Thank you for your time,
Panos
sample-moss-log.zip
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Check this out:

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/fromthefield/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=47

based on this line from your log:

03/25/2009 18:13:13.38       OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08C4)                         0x0908      Office Server                       Office Server Shared Services       7u16      Critical      Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchAdminSharedWebServiceInstance (b7ca538d-e556-4d7e-b568-83aea968c6aa).  Reason: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.  Techinal Support Details: System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.    Server stack trace:      at System.DirectoryServices.Interop.UnsafeNativeMethods.IAdsContainer.GetObject(String className, String relativeName)     at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntries.Find(String name, String schemaClassName)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.AdministrationOperation.Metabase.MetabaseObjectCollection`1.Find(String...       
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Thank you very much for the help!
I shall look into how to apply the mentioned hotfixes, although to say the truth I am a bit worried in case they mess up my production environment...
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