Consider the following scenario:

  • You configure¬†two Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 servers as SharePoint query servers in a farm.

  • You create a Search service application on a SharePoint server.

  • One of the two SharePoint query servers is shut down.

  • You run the SearchServiceApplication.Pause() command in a SharePoint PowerShell window.

In this scenario, the command does not return True. Instead, the SharePoint PowerShell window stops responding.


To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix updates: 

  • 2536591 Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): June 30, 2011

  • 2536588 Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (osrchwfe-x-none.msp): June 28, 2011


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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