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SharePoint Foundation 2010 search is not running (SharePoint 2010 Products)

SharePoint 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Alert Name:   SharePoint Foundation search is not running

Event ID:   No event ID

Summary:   The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 4 Search service (SPSearch4) is a Windows NT service that runs on each server that hosts a search service application.

Symptoms:    One or more of the following symptoms might appear:

  • The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 4 Search service (SPSearch4) is stopped.

  • You are unable to perform tasks when you attempt to use the crawl, query, or administration search functionality. The task that fails depends on the topology and on which server has the stopped service.

Cause:   The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 4 Search (SPSearch4) service is not running.

Resolution: Start the service on the server

  • You can restart the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 4 Search (SPSearch4) service on a specific server by typing the following command at an elevated command prompt:

    net start spsearch4

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