Restart SharePoint Search Server

After the thesaurus file has been edited the SharePoint search server must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

 

There are two ways the SharePoint search server can be restarted:

 

1. Services

 

Go to Control Panel/Administrative Tools and double-click Services

 

Right click on

Sharepoint 2007:

SharePoint Server Search 12 and click restart.

 

Sharepoint 2010:

SharePoint Server Search 14 and click restart.

 

 

 

2. Command prompt

 

Open command prompt as administrator

 

For Sharepoint 2007 type

 

net stop osearch12 to stop the search server

 

net start osearch12 to start the search server

 

For Sharepoint 2010 type

 

net stop osearch14 to stop the search server

 

net start osearch14 to start the search server