Deleted Search Service is not allow to create a new Search Service Issue

It is a trouble one we remove search service from central admin and after removing the associated database even though when we create the new service we face the following issue

When I look at the Service App, I do see the Search Admin Web Service get created/started.  I also search the Search Service Application… but with the following error:

“The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component. Verify that the administration component ‘co- relation token ID no’ in search application ‘Server Search Application’ is in a good state and try again.” Even though many times to clean up the apps


3.service instances, and proxy perior to  to re-create.

Finally I followed the following steps and it worked for me.

Remove old SSA if still there (Stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -id {GUID})

Delete old service application pool (Remove-SPServiceApplicationPool)

Clear out the cache and stop the timer job service from all the server on your farm I mean All WFE, app server and database server.

Also you need to remove below files from all of the servers.

“C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\[GUID]”.  Other than Cache.ini, delete everything  under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\[GUID] directory.   Update the cache.ini and change the number to 1 and save it.  Start the Timer services again.

Check the Job Definition by going to http://CentralAdmin/_admin/ServiceJobDefinitions.aspx page.  Check if there is any phantom jobs (job with only GUID but no details) and remove them if exist.

Stop and restart “Sharepoint Server Search 14”

Stop and restart Search Query and Site Settings Service, hope it will work for you …

About Krishana Kumar

Krishana Kumar is SharePoint Architect/Trainer having Architecture experience with high volumes at Enterprise level and global scale - creation of highly scalable solutions with global user base and geographically distributed architectural components. Good knowledge of SharePoint best practices and governance models. I hold Two Master degree in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience working on Microsoft Technologies specially SharePoint, Project, .NET and other Information Worker Technologies. Having good exposer in Client side scripting Angular.js, backbone and Node. I am currently responsible for SharePoint Infrastructure set up and leading teams in various medium and large scale projects, architecting, designing & installing SharePoint farms, developing custom components,, and providing advanced SharePoint administration and development training to teams and customers. I regularly speaks in various SharePoint User Groups and other Events. I have MCSA Windows Azure, MCSA Office 365, MCSE & MCSD SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Certified Developer (MCD) and holds MCPD, MCTIP and MCTS for SharePoint 2010, MCTS MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0, MCPD, MCITP (EPM 2010 & 2007) and MCSD .NET.
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