SharePoint 2010 Alerts broken

Posted on 2014-07-28
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Last Modified: 2014-08-17
SharePoint 2010 Install with the following symptoms:

1.  full admin rights: I create an alert on a list.
2. I receive an email correctly stating the "FROM" (it matches the outgoing info on server). The email states that I have created an alert on the aforementioned list.
3. I never get an alert.
4. On some lists, I get an alert. Same site collection, different lists. Some lists never give an alert at all.

Any suggestions?

(Server farm with 2 WFE, 1 app server and a SQL server)
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ID: 40227335
i've had that link open a few days already, Jayaraja.. thanks though

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by:Jayaraja Jayaraman
ID: 40227337
if this still dosent help ? let me know , i can post you sme powershell scripts to fix the alerting issues when you restore the site collection backup from different environemnt or restored.
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ID: 40238987
still not working. Your help would be greatly appreciated
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ID: 40252928
layaraja, you were going to post some powershell scripts for this? I would really appreciate that. Thanks you!

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ID: 40253050
$SPSiteURL = "http://NewSharePoint.com/sites/alerts" #Site Collection Url
$oldrooturl = "https://OldSharePoint.crescent.com" # Old URL of the webapplication
$rooturl = "http://NewSharePoint.com" # New URl for the new webapplication
$SPsite = Get-SPSite -Identity $SPSiteURL
$SPwebs = $SPsite.AllWebs
$updated = 0
foreach ($web in $SPwebs) #Get All the sub sites
  $alerts = $web.alerts  # Get All Alerts
  if ($alerts.count -ne 0)
   Write-Host -foregroundcolor green "Number of Alerts in: "$web.url ":" $alerts.count
    foreach ($alert in $alerts)
  #preserve & Change the the Alert frequency, so that the so the datarow inside is touched by SharePoint API.
  $Status = $alert.Status
                $Frequency = $alert.AlertFrequency
                    if($Frequency -eq [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertFrequency]::Immediate)
                         $alert.AlertFrequency = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertFrequency]::Weekly
                         $alert.AlertFrequency = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertFrequency]::Immediate
   $title = $alert.title
          $alert.title = "UPDATED" + $title
          $alert.Status = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAlertStatus]::Off
             $alert.Update()  #Update the modified values
       if ($alert.Properties -ne $null)
          if ($alert.Properties["siteurl"] -ne $null -and $alert.Properties["siteurl"].Contains($oldrooturl))
             $alert.Properties["siteurl"] = $alert.Properties["siteurl"].Replace($oldrooturl, $rooturl)
           if ($alert.Properties["mobileurl"] -ne $null -and $alert.Properties["mobileurl"].Contains($oldrooturl))
             $alert.Properties["mobileurl"] = $alert.Properties["mobileurl"].Replace($oldrooturl, $rooturl)
 #Reset the Values of alert, back to their original
      $alert.title = $title
             $alert.AlertFrequency = $Frequency
      $alert.Status = $Status
  write-host "Alert updated: " $title
    Write-Host "Number of alerts updated: " $updated

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