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SharePoint Server 2010 search is not running (SharePoint Server 2010)

SharePoint 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Alert Name:   SPServiceInstance search server is not running

Event ID:   

Summary:   The Microsoft Search Server 2010 service (OSearch) 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:

  • Microsoft Search Server 2010 service (OSearch) 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 Search Server 2010 service (OSearch) is not running.

Resolution:   Start the service on the server

  • You can restart the Microsoft Search Server 2010 service (OSearch) on a specific server by opening a Command Prompt window and enter the following command at an elevated command prompt:

    net start osearch14

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