I have sharepoint 2016 installed, everything was working just fine, but suddenly i got the following error:
Sorry, we couldn't open http://.....doc file.
After investigating, i found that the Sharepoint Search Host Controller Service is stopped, i was trying to start it, but it won't start.
it gives the following error when trying to start such service:
**Windows Could not start the Sharepoint Search Host Controller service on Local Computer Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.**
I have done several solutions found on the internet such as starting the service from the sharepoint central admin or by restarting services, but nothing worked.
i was also trying to change the user for the sharepoint search host controller service, it won't allow me, it gives the following error:
**An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWindowsServiceCredentialDeploymentJobDefinition named "windows-service-credentials-SPSearchHostController" already exists under the parent Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchRuntimeService named "SPSearchHostController". Rename your object or delete the existing object**
i deleted the timer job of windows-service-credentials and i was able to reassign the service account, but then the timer job windows-service-credentials was created automatically and i wasn't able to start the service.
Can someone please help?
Thanks in advance!