SharePoint 2013 alerts are not working

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.

SharePoint 2016 alerts are not working

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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