I thought it worthwhile to mention that the Background Task is initially configured as “At Task Creation/Modification” and it runs fine until a restart of the computer that’s hosting the site. At which point the scheduled task does NOT restart unless I “modify” the task. If anyone restarts their server and then immediately experiences latency when trying to configure or generate reports or in delivering of email…check the Overview tab of the Administration section and see if your background task has run recently. If it hasn’t that’s most likely your issue.
It might benefit other users by updating the installation guide to include mention that after the “initial configuration” of the task, to set it instead to “At Restart” and reconfigure it to run every minute indefinitely after that in order to maintain it’s purpose.