I'm leading a project to convert our MCMS implementation to MOSS. Migrations have been working great until recently. What changed, one might wonder?
It's this time of the year where daylight savings reeks havoc! The issue is the Windows Sharepoint Timer Service (you can find it under Admin Tools --> Services) could take an hour or longer to run your jobs.
So if you create Web applications, for instance, in a farm, it would take MOSS an hour to actually provision these sites. So before you drive yourself crazy, here are some tricks (if you don't want to take the risk of applying SP1, or MS hotfixes, which are often unreliable!):
Look at the job definitions under Operations and verify the job in question is listed.
If it is, then you can force it by running the following command:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\stsadm.exe" -o execAdmSvcJobs
Remember that you need to run this command on all your Web servers in the farm.