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Posts Tagged ‘service’

SharePoint 2010 \ 2013: Search Service Application stopped working


Hi Friends,

Today search stopped working on an a server. Found that search service was stopped on Central Admin > “Services on server” tab.

When try to start it get error “starting the search service on a server much be done within the context of a search service application. click ok to go to the manage service application spage where you can create a new search service application or select a search servicea application”

There was no option to stop or start anything from Search Service Application.

Tried to open Search Service Application using run as admin for browser. Also tried using multiple browser but it did not help.

When tried to delete and recreate service application, got below error while deleting service application.

When checked ULS logs got error:

Application error when access /_admin/ServiceApplicationDelete.aspx, Error=Request timed out.
System.Web.HttpException: Request timed out.
Getting Error Message for Exception System.Web.HttpException (0x80004005): Request timed out.

Then I tried to delete the service application using powershell. Used below powershell for same.

$spapp = Get-SPServiceApplication -Name “Search Service Application”
Remove-SPServiceApplication $spapp -RemoveData
Incase you don’t see a outcome for a long time, open another SharePoint powershell windows without closing this and run below command:
stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs

Once the service application is deleted, follow below steps to create a new search service application using GUI.

Open Central Admin > Select “Configuration Wizards” from left hand side > Select “Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard” > Click “Start the Wizard” > Make sure “Search Service Application” is selected > Click Continue

Shortly your search service application would be created and ready to use.


Applies to : SharePoint server 2013, SharePoint server 2010, SharePoint foundation 2010, SharePoint foundation 2013.

Office 365 Partner admin mobile app for monitoring and check service availability

Hi,  I just saw this awesome app on APP store on Android and through I should blog on same.

Microsoft has recently release a Office 365 Partner admin app using which it can check service status of the Office 365 subscription. For now you cannot manager the admin related or site related activity using this APP but you can just check the status of service which is available. We can even check the ticket status associated to our subscription.

Incase you are managing Tenant of your customers\partners this app will help you all the Tenants on a single go.

I am looking for more Admin like functionality like creating site collection in SharePoint, Creating users, change some exchange related settings etc using this APP. Hope Microsoft will work on this app going forward. I can see that this APP is available for Android (4.1 and above) and for iOS (7 and above).

Yes currently the App is not yet ready for Windows Phone but I think it will be in market soon.

Below are some pics of this app

Home page of all the services


Check more details of services



Check Ticket status and details


Hope you enjoyed reading it.

After installing SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 or higher update Workflow service stops working

One of my friend recently installed SharePoint 2013 SP1 and run PSCONFIG wizard on all SharePoint server. The wizard completed without any issue except 1 server which has Workflow server installed on it.


In SharePoint UI, user was getting below error:
———–Site error————
Sorry, something went wrong
Method ‘StartWorkflowOnListItem’ in type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricWorkflowInstanceProvider’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ does not have an implementation.
———–Site error————
In ULS logs we could see error message:
———–ULS log error————
12/21/2014 10:09:14.44 w3wp.exe (0x06D6) 0x1F3C SharePoint Foundation General 8nca Medium Application error when access /_layouts/15/Workflow.aspx, Error=Method ‘StartWorkflowOnListItem’ in type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricWorkflowInstanceProvider’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ does not have an implementation. at Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricSolutionProviderFactory….

12/21/2014 10:09:14.46 w3wp.exe (0x06D6) 0x1F3C SharePoint Foundation Runtime tkau Unexpected System.TypeLoadException: Method ‘StartWorkflowOnListItem’ in type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricWorkflowInstanceProvider’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ does not have an implementation. at Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricSolutionProviderFactory.<.cctor>b__3(WorkflowServicesContext context) at Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.FabricSolutionProviderFactory.GetProvider[T]…

———–ULS log error————

Cause for the issue: 
Found that when we upgrade SharePoint server, STS service does not updated properly and require a separate update. There is a mismatch of STS and SharePoint which cause this issue.

Resolution to the issue:
To install this update:
1. Browse to site http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42898
2. Now click on “Download”
3. Once update is downloaded, Install it on SharePoint server.

For More information about update check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880963