I deleted two times the search service application and recreated it a third time.

Now every 15 minutes I see an error with event ID 8031 in my eventvwr, I can get the ID of the objet associated with the missing application via SQL.

But the command below is not available

Stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -Id <ID>

How can I delete those 2 objects in SharePoint 2013 ?


Have you checked below given link for the same issue which you are having?

Eventid 8031 visible every 15 minutes

It is mentioned over there that you should use

STSADM -o deleteconfigurationobject -id <ColumnID>

I am not sure whether it works for you or not.

Please let me know if it not works for you.


  • Hi, as I said the option deleteconfigurationobject from stsadm command is not available .... – Shark May 17 '16 at 13:21
  • Do you have an access to run stsadm commands? – Hardik May 17 '16 at 13:43
  • Yes, I can run stsadm but when I run "stsadm -help" I can't see deleteconfigurationobject.... – Shark May 17 '16 at 13:46
  • Can you please provide me an error (if you get) while performing this? – Hardik May 17 '16 at 13:51
  • As sometimes hyphen (-) creating the problem if it is pasted from some other place. – Hardik May 17 '16 at 14:24

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