Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Search – Removing Inactive Search Topologies with Powershell

Real quick one (as per title):

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication | Get-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology |? {$_.State -eq "Inactive"} |% { Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -Identity $_ -Confirm:$false};




SharePoint 2013 – Unable to retrieve topology component health states…


I’ve just started playing with the SharePoint 2013 preview –

I had an issue provisioning the search service application in that the Search Service Application Administrative interface in Central Administration was reporting a “Unable to retrieve topology component health states.  This may be because the admin component is not up and running.”



At this stage, it’s a single server farm.  It was a fresh build of Server 2008 R2 SP1 and the server is not a domain controller or hosting SQL.

Initially I did miss a couple of additional hot fixes required after the pre-requisite installer (see step 6 in this article or grab them below)

  • KB 2554876

  • KB 2708075

  • KB 2472264


    After installing these hot fixes, i was still getting the same issue…

    I managed to resolve it by simply running windows update and installing all patches/hotfixes reported as critical.

    Once this had been done (and a reboot or two later) the problem was resolved!



    The updates in installed are below (so it’s one or more of them?)