I started getting the OWSTimer exception errors after installing SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

Exception

An unhandled exception ('System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException') occurred in OWSTIMER.EXE [6116].

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Solution

To resolve the exception, you need to start the Forefront Identity Manager service:

  • Launch the Services Management Console from the Start menu under Administrative Tools.

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  • Look for the Forefront Identity Manager service, right click it and select Start from the context menu.

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