MOSS 2007 - Change search crawling status from 'Stopping' to 'Idle' RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have the same exact issue as referred in the following thread.


    We stopped crawling under Shared Services Administration: SharedServices2 > Search Settings > Content Sources and selected one of the existing content sources .  But still it is showing "stopping " status. All the options are also disabled except "Edit" and "View Crawl Log". We are interested only in stopping the crawling of a particular "Content source" which we tried to stop. I am gussing "Stsadm-o spsearch-action fullcrawlstop " would stop crawling of all content sources.
    Note: "Windows SharePoint Services Help Search" is running. We also rebooted the server.


    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:48 PM


  • Hi Sanjeev,

    The Stsadm command doesn't provide the operation to stop the crawling of a particular "Content Source", refer to below article,


    It cannot be stoped from SSP -> Manage Content Sources page in your case, you need to run this command Stsadm -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstop, and reboot the server then check result again.


    Daniel Yang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:23 AM