Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Starts an instance of a search manager service.

Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance [-Identity] <SearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstancePipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance cmdlet starts the query and site settings service instance on the server instance in the same farm as the search service application to host the query object model (OM), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) endpoint, and query processor for the search service application.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the search manager service instance to start.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid SPServer name, or the name of a search manager service instance (for example, SearchManagerServiceInstance1); or an instance of a valid SearchManagerServiceInstance object.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.




Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters




Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters


$qssInstance = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance -LocalStart-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance -Identity $qssInstance

This example starts the local query and site settings instance.