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How to stop Office SharePoint Server Search Service

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi, anyone know how to force the Office SharePoint Server Search Service to stop? Its status is currently "stopping" and has been all morning. I'm trying to troubleshoot the same problem as the one in this thread: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=911552&SiteID=17


The crawling never stopped on my server, prohibiting backups, and other timed database jobs.


Any suggestions? Thanks!

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