Error: Failed to start the Office SharePoint Server Search service
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.
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
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
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
stsadm –o osearch –action start