Delete SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application

This post has been in draft since last 2 years and would probably not see the light of the day if it had not been for me having to delete the SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application couple of times recently using this technique…

I have had this “consistent” experience of not being able to delete the Search Service Applicaiton from Central Administration

Remove-SPServiceApplication -id [] should do the trick… but if it doesn’t – our good old STSADM will nail it. Thanks to a forum post I had seen then… STSADM works everytime…

Here is the solution

Get -SPServiceApplication

Grab the Search Service Application id – [for example] 30b15b57-6bec-46b5-990d-541d99bab53b

then use this

Stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -id 30b15b57-6bec-46b5-990d-541d99bab53b (Preferred over the next method of PowerShell)


Remove-SPServiceApplication -id [id of Search Service Application] -confirm:$false -RemoveData

That’s it!

Datasheet View Does Not Work in SharePoint 2010

This is a known and personally experienced issue (Tech Preview and Beta Builds as well) with Datasheet View not working in SharePoint if you have Office 2010×64 clients installed on your workstation.

Again this is one of the FAQ on the MSDN Forums and today I saw the solution posted on the thread, so comes this post for my reference and in case you experience this, then you know what is the solution to the issue.

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Links to get you familiar with Office 2010

Office 2010 Technical Preview was officially released this week at WPC and tweeps (people on twitter) have been sharing their news, experience, new features, etc already. You can keep up with the latest buzz using BingTweets.

I have compiled a small list to get started with Office 2010! I would recommend adding all Microsoft related blogs to your RSS reader and if you are on twitter, follow

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