Reset your index with PowerShell

As this great blog on repairing the SharePoint 2013 On-Prem reset index stuck resolution, states it’s best to reset your index using powershell.

Sometimes when you search service is paused, you can run

$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication “YOUR Search Service Application name here”

Resume-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $ssa




$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication “Search Service Application”





but, if it is out of sync ( you have the yellow triangle under index component ) you need to go with Kristopher Loranger‘s advice

Here is an extract from his blog on resetting the index, once you’re at that point.

$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication "Your Search service application name here"

$disableAlerts = $true

$ignoreUnreachableServer = $true

$ssa.reset($disableAlerts, $ignoreUnreachableServer)

if (-not $?) {

Write-Error "Reset failed"