Office SharePoint Server Search stuck in Stopping Status

Today when I get entered in my office I received a number of emails that
“Search is not working”
“Dear Mr. Tariq Younas, we are unable to search leave application form,”
“What’s wrong with search”

There was a long list of emails like that…..when I open our index server I found this server is in stopping state and unable to show restart/start options.


After some search we found a work around.

Go to Application (Search index and query server) Server

1. Start command prompt

2. Run taskkill /F /IM mssearch.exe /T

3. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12 \bin folder and run “psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait –force”

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