In our SharePoint 2013 (Enterprise version) based intranet production farm, after SharePoint server reboot, the 'SharePoint Search Host Controller' service(in
services.msc window) is not running and stucks on starting.
Search functionality i snow not working as this service is not running.
This service was running before and search was also working OK but after server reboot this service has stopped to run. In central admin -> services this service shows as started but in 'Windows Services' it is not running.
In event viewer there are following error messages continuously reported.
Event 1000-Faulting application name:hostcontrollerservice.exe
Event 1026-Application:hostcontrollersesrvice.exe,Exception info:System.ServiceModel.AddressAlreadyInUseException.
I have tried following solutions so far to start this service but no joy.
- Cleared the cache from config folder and modified Cache.ini file
- Elevated the search account permission on all search related databases, added search account to local admin group as well.
SharePoint Search Host Controller service and SharePoint Server Search15 service both are using the same logon identity account.