Speeding up Sharepoint Immediate Alerts

Whenever a user has requested an alert for a list or another object i Sharepoint there is a default delay of 10 minutes. Users are puzzled by not having received an alert when other users tell them that updates have been made to a list or document library.

These settings are not (as far as I know) available from the Central Administration Pages, so the command line is the way to go to speed things up [from Sharepoint University]:

stsadm.exe -o setproperty -pn job-immediate-notification -pv 3

The -pv [PropertyValue] part sets the delay in minutes.

UPDATE: Setting this property seems to make sharepoint push out all alerts ever sent again. When I did this in the production environment every user that had an alert set up for a list got a separate alert for every list item. Fortunately the portal had only been in production for a couple of weeks, so it affected few users, but you should definately investigate this before executing the command!

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  • Is there any way to speed up the process of alert setting in SharePoint?I'm trying to set alerts for users with C# code.This takes a lot of time.Any ideas?Is some sort of batch processing possible?Plz help.

    Thanx in advance

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