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I am attempting to run the following Powershell command to remove a service application. The command never returns and just hangs and hangs. Anyone now why?

Remove-SPServiceApplication -Identity -RemoveData

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I'm assuming you supplied a GUID for your identity switch, right? If not, you'll need the GUID for that service app.

If so, do you have anything showing up in your SharePoint logs? This smells of a timer job issue or permission issue to me.

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Yup. The SharePoint timer job was stopped. Thanks –  ChiliYago Sep 14 '10 at 23:21

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