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Error: Failed to start the Office SharePoint Server Search service

Office 2007

Updated: April 14, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-04-14

If the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard finishes successfully but the Office SharePoint Server Search service remains stopped, the following message in the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard appears:

Failed to start service SearchServiceInstance on this server after completing upgrade. Please start it manually.

Cause

During an update, the Office SharePoint Server Search service might not automatically restart.

Resolution

ImportantImportant:

To run the Stsadm command-line tool, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

Manually start the Office SharePoint Server Search service

  1. On the drive on which SharePoint Products and Technologies is installed, open a command prompt window and change to the following folder:

    %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft shared\Web server extensions\12\Bin

  2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    stsadm –o osearch –action start

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