Error: Failed to start the Office SharePoint Server Search service

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 14, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-03-28

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.

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

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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