Exchange : Fix Index Issues


In the ECP interface, the index status of the database is failing.

The Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus command returns the ContentIndexState Fail or FailedAndSuspended field.


1. Stop the MSExchangeFastSearch and HostControllerService services.

Stop-Service MSExchangeFastSearch
Stop-Service HostControllerService

2. Open the Windows Explorer and go to the folder where the database file is stored. Delete the folder {guid] .single 1 .

3. Restart the services

Start-Service MSExchangeFastSearch
Start-Service HostControllerService

4. Wait during the reconstruction …

5. Check the Content Index in the ECP or with the Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus command.

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