I do not want Search functionality in my SharePoint Server. Therefore I wanted to STOP the Search Service.

But, when I disable and Stop the Search Service, it automatically start after time of interval. Any clues why it starts automatically even after stopping?


Try using PowerShell commend

Stop-SPServiceInstance -Identity


Stop-SPServiceInstance 67877d63-bff4-4521-867a-ef4979ba07ce

Where is the GUID of the service. If you do not know the service GUID, you can retrieve a list of all services in the farm together with their GUIDs by using the Get-SPServiceInstance cmdlet.

Or if this not works then use following comment in PowerShell

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Local | Stop-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance


Go to service property. Change logon with wrong user password. Save it with disabled type. It will not start automatically.

  • But, I Think It's not a proper way, because It continuously throw error in my event log @viraj – Amit Koyani Apr 4 '16 at 6:21
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    At first start search service from local services. Pause all crawling from Central admin >> Manage Service Application >> Search Service Application >> Content Sources. Now again disable search service from local services and check it. – Viraj Gorajia Apr 4 '16 at 6:57
  • Wrong way to stop search service. – Kaushal Khamar Apr 4 '16 at 10:43

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