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Background: I had been asked to create a second Sharepoint application server to reprovision the one that is currently in the SharePoint Farm. I installed the os, SharePoint, and SP1. I then began the process of moving all the services on to the new server. (The central farm consists of 2 WFE and 1 App server, each on W2K8).

Problem: I had trouble with the SharePoint Configuration Wizard completing the upgrade. Believing that it was due to a problem with search I stopped both Search Services ( goodbye indexes). Afterward, I still had trouble moving them. I then decided to create a new SSP since my hours of web crawling provided evidence that this would help fix my problems. It nearly did. I got the Office SharePoint Server Search started. However Windows SharePoint Services Search is stuck in the "Stopping" status. So now what? the farm mostly works, has an indexer, but no WSS search even with a new Shared Service Provider.

Is there a way to force it stopped? I've tried psconfig, but maybe I don't have the right voodoo to kill the service completely.

I've included a stack trace from the logs that I beleive is part of the problem...

The error log stack trace:

11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880i	High    	System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Run(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.CompleteLogin(Boolean enlistOK)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo serverInfo, String newPassword, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, SqlConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalCo...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880k	High    	   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SqlSession.ExecuteReader(SqlCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.FetchId(QualifiedObjectName qName)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.GetObject(String name, Guid parentId, Type type)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.get_Farm()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.FindLocal(SPFarm& farm, Boolean& isJoined)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.get_Local()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.get_Local()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerStore.InitializeTimer(Int64& cacheVersion, Object& jobDefinitions, Int32& timerMode, String& serverName)     at Microsoft.Share...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880i	High    	...nnectionTds.LoginNoFailover(String host, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Int64 timerStart)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.OpenLoginEnlist(SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SqlConnection owningObject, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection)     at System.Data...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880k	High    	...Point.Administration.SPNativeConfigurationProvider.InitializeTimer(Int64& cacheVersion, Object& jobDefinitions, Int32& timerMode, String& serverName)  	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880i	High    	....ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnectionOptions options)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.GetConnection(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SqlSession.OpenConnection()	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880l	High    	ConnectionString: 'Data Source=servernamedb;Initial Catalog=config_database;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	880j	High    	SqlError: 'Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.'    Source: '.Net SqlClient Data Provider' Number: 18456 State: 1 Class: 14 Procedure: '' LineNumber: 65536 Server: 'servernamedb'	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Database                      	6y64	Critical	SQL database login failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.  Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.89  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Topology                      	88bl	Monitorable	An exception occured while trying to acquire the local farm: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Run(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.CompleteLogin(Boolean enlistOK)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo serverInfo, String newPassword, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, SqlConnec...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.91* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Topology                      	88bl	Monitorable	...tion owningObject)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.LoginNoFailover(String host, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Int64 timerStart)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.OpenLoginEnlist(SqlConnection owningObject, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, String newPassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SqlConnection owningObject, Boolean redirectedUserInstance)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectio...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.91* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Topology                      	88bl	Monitorable	...nPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnectionOptions options)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.GetConnection(DbConnection owningObject)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection)     at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory)     at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SqlSes...	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.91* OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Topology                      	88bl	Monitorable	...sion.OpenConnection()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SqlSession.ExecuteReader(SqlCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.FetchId(QualifiedObjectName qName)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.GetObject(String name, Guid parentId, Type type)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.get_Farm()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.FindLocal(SPFarm& farm, Boolean& isJoined)	 
11/05/2009 10:28:58.91  OWSTIMER.EXE (0x08FC)                   	0x0A64	Windows SharePoint Services   	Timer                         	5utx	Unexpected	The timer service could not initialize its configuration, please check the configuration database.  Will retry later.
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Here is something to try:

  1. Find the SPSearch service in the W2K8 Services tab.
  2. Right click the service and shut down. You might, as I did, receive an error stating that the handler is wrong. (BTW: make sure that you are logged into the server as the farm service account just to be safe)
  3. Click on the Services button from here... you could have gone and managed the services directly from the management console also.
  4. Goto SPSsearch>Properties>Log On tab. Make Logon as local system account.
  5. Stop the service
  6. Make Logon as your service account. Add the passwords
  7. Start up type should be automatic. Then start the service here.
  8. Go back to the Central Administration page.
  9. Start the Service from here if it isn't started.

At this point you should have a working service both on the server and within the Farm Context. At least I did. Your milage may vary

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