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

    Summary
    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."

    Solution

    Option 1

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

    Option 2

    If the above steps do not resolve the issue, 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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