Thursday, October 10, 2013

SharePoint 2010 - Enable and configure unique Document IDs

There is a great article on how to Enable and configure unique Document IDs on Microsoft.com.

In short you need to:

  • Activate the Document ID site collection feature
  • Enable and configure the use of Document IDs in a site collection

But what it doesn't mention is that behind the scenes there are two time jobs that need to run to activate this feature: one to add the Document ID column and one to generate unique ids for the existing documents. But, these jobs are set to run once a day.

So if you need your unique Document IDs to be activate right away, you need to go to Central Administration and run these two timer jobs for your respective web application:

  • Document ID enable/disable job 
  • Document ID assignment job