I'm working on SharePoint 2013, configuring the Search Service. I created a Search Service Application through Powershell with some wrong setting and I tried to delete everything to start over again:
$sa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $sa.Delete()
But! The services:
- SharePoint Server Search
- Search Query and Site Settings Service
- Search Host Controller Service
are still running and the four databases associated with the app are still there. The commands Powershell to remove the dbs (e.g. Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlDatabase) cannot run because the application is no longer there.
Can I remove the dbs from SQL Management Studio and Stop the services from SP? Or is there a proper way to do that?