HOWTO Stop a SharePoint 2010 Service Application Stuck in Starting

SharePoint 2010 service applications that gets stuck in the “Starting” state sometimes can’t be fixed by an IISReset or reboot. In these cases try the following:

1. Get the service application identity with the powershell command:
Get-SPServiceInstance
2. Force the service application to stop by using the powershell command:
Stop-SPServiceInstance -Identity “SERVICE ID GUID”
3. When prompted, enter “y” for [Y] Yes to stop the service

You can use Start-SPServiceInstance to start service applications as well.

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3 Responses to “HOWTO Stop a SharePoint 2010 Service Application Stuck in Starting”

  1. Adeola Says:

    Helps me alot!! Thanks

  2. Brice Newcomb Says:

    My unprovisioned service application is still unprovisioned using the suggested command.

    • gavinmckay Says:

      Hi Brice,

      Are there any additional errors in the Application event log? Or anything showing in the ULS logs? Which service application is stuck?

      Gavin.

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