Resume paused search service application

admin October 24th, 2013

Resume paused search service application

When Search service application shows crawl status as “Paused by system” or “External Request”, it can be fixed below PowerShell script:

(Optional) If not running SharePoint Management:

Add-PSSnappin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"


$ssa – Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication "Your Search Service Application Name"
Resume-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $ssa

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Patrick Lee | Technical Consultant | FiveP

About the author: Patrick is passionate, professional, efficient, hardworking and humble. As a Microsoft certified IT Professional of SharePoint, he helps people to get enterprise technologies in order to improve their business processes.

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