SharePoint 2013 alerts are not working

sharepoint 2013 alerts are not working
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This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to fix an issue “Alerts are not working in SharePoint” from specific site collection of the FARM in SharePoint 2013/2016. We will discuss how to resolve SharePoint 2013 alerts are not working issue.

I was not receiving alerts from a specific site collection in my SharePoint server, on the other hand, I am getting alerts from other site collections from the same SharePoint server.

SharePoint 2013 alerts are not working

Later some research I have realized that alerts are disabled on Web Application of the Site Collection in the SharePoint server. Where we could check that?

Open SharePoint Central Administration -> Application Management -> Manage Web Applications -> Select the desired web Application (as shown below)

SharePoint 2013 alerts are not working

I have realized that alerts were off on that SharePoint web application.

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To resolve the issue, we have to enable the alerts in the SharePoint web application. We can enable alert:

Enable Alerts from SharePoint Central Administration

We can easily enable alert in the web application, Open SharePoint Central Administration -> Application Management -> Manage Web Applications -> Select the desired web Application

Enable alerts as part of General settings of Web Application and click on OK on the popup window.

alerts are not working in sharepoint 2013

Enable Alerts on SharePoint Web Application through PowerShell

We can also use PowerShell cmdlets to check, enable and disable alerts for the web application in SharePoint 2013/2016.

Check alerts on the requires web application using PowerShell

Below, is the PowerShell command to check alerts on a web application using PowerShell.

$webappUlr = Get-SPWebApplication "<Web Application URL>"
$webappUlr.AlertsEnabled

Enable/disable Alerts using PowerShell in SharePoint

Below is the PowerShell cmdlets to enable or disable alerts in SharePoint 2013/2016 web application.

$webappUlr = Get-SPWebApplication "<Web Application URL>"
# To enable alerts in this Web application
$webappUlr.AlertsEnabled = $true
$webappUlr.Update()
# To disable alerts in this Web application
$webappUlr.AlertsEnabled = $false
$webappUlr.Update()

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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