Exchange Search Indexer service failed to stop

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Exchange Search IndexerHi,
 I have SBS2011/Exchange 2010 and whenever I tried to stop Exchange Search Indexer service in Services.msc, it fails with "Error 1053" and status is stuck in "Stopping". So I run:
(1) sc queryex MSExchangeSearch - to obtain processor ID
(2) taskkill /f /pid 8580 - to kill the processor
Then the status changes back to "Started".
What is causing this problem? How do I fix this?

Thanks.
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ThierrySysAdmin
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sounds like the recovery is starting it automatically because it detected a failure.
What are the settings on the recovery tab in the Exchange Search Indexer service?

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recovery tab in the Exchange Search Indexer serviceHere is recovery tab in the Exchange Search Indexer service.
SysAdmin
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as a test, set the first failure to 'Take no action'
Are you then able to stop/kill the service?

If not, are there any dependencies ?
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Exchange Search Indexer Service - with Take no actionYes it changed the status to "Stopping".
I killed the processor and I manually started it successfully.

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How can I research the cause of this problem?
Hi Sglee,

Please check event log for administrator events, there should be errors logged, and Do you have enough resources on your exchange server,  How is the CPU RAM Disk read and write. Upgrade/correct the issue if there is high resources usage. and other question, check whether you have applied all service packs and updates.

and try to do same at late night [when no users connected]
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has not been closed yet, after a long time.

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