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Stopping WSS Search Service won't delete index files

  Asked By: Scottie    Date: May 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3335

First of all, the search service is not working and doesn't return any

I stopped the service and restarted, then it says "WSS_Search_XXXXXX on
YYYYYYYY(DB server) contains user-defined schema. Databases must be
empty before they can be used. Delete all of the tables, stored
procedures and other objects or use a different database. "

I found that stopping search service won't uninstall the search service
nor delete all index files. Any body knows how to fix these two

1. WSS Search not working
2. Stopping Search service won't delete index files.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: May 24

Please can you expand as to what is not working  correctly.
If it is the WSS search  then you can stop this from central administration
and this will remove the relevant items. If it is the Office Search then you
can run:

stsadm -o osearch -action stop

This will remove the indexes etc and stop the service. Hope this helps.

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