FIX: Microsoft Search Service Cannot be Stopped During Large Population

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BUG #: 351653 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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The Microsoft Search Service may not respond to a NET STOP request during a large Full Text Catalog population.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start a full text population on a table that contains more than 500,000 records.
  2. Wait until approximately 500,000 records have been processed.
  3. Attempt to stop the Mssearch service by issuing this command:
    net stop mssearch
The following result may display at the command prompt:
The Microsoft Search service is stopping..........................................................................
The Microsoft Search service could not be stopped.


Article ID: 290643 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.5
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • the operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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