SharePoint By Yagya Shree

SharePoint 2013: Search Service stuck at stopping

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When we are trying to stop search services on one of the application server, we are getting below error and search service is stuck in stopping state:


We also ran below PowerShell Commands to try.

PS C:\Users\SRV_SPProd_Setup> $sh = Get-SPServiceInstance -Identity “1738d18b-91
PS C:\Users\SRV_SPProd_Setup> $sh.Unprovision()
Exception calling “Unprovision” with “0” argument(s):
“SharePointVideos.VisualSP.Utilities.LoggingService cannot be deserialized
because it does not have a public default constructor.”
At line:1 char:1
+ $sh.Unprovision()
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingMethodException




While working on the issue, we looked and found that we had a DLL present for the solution in problem server i.e. SharePointVideos.VisualSP.dll


We checked other application server hosting search services but they did not had similar WSP present in GAC folder


We checked the Web Front End Servers and found a different version of DLL present.


We copied the SharePointVideos.VisualSP.dll from WFE server to problematic application server


After the copy, We ran following PowerShell commands to unprovision the search service instance

$sh = Get-SPServiceInstance -Identity “Search_Service_Instance_ID”



Performed IISRESET on the server

Checked the Central Administration-System settings-Manage Service on server and the services were in stopped state.



Written by Yagyashree

February 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

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