Force Delete SharePoint 2013 Service Application

Please follow the below steps to forcefully delete Service application from SharePoint 2013 environment.


Identify the Guid of your search application

$P = Get-SPServiceApplication -identity PutYourSearchApplicationGuidHere

Remove-SPServiceApplication $P

Remove-SPServiceApplication $P -RemoveData


Author: "Sharepoint Thoughts"

I’m a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with 5+ Years Experience on SharePoint Technologies. Worked extensively on “SharePoint 2007”, “SharePoint 2010”, “SharePoint 2013” & “SharePoint 2016” on Implementation, Configuration & Troubleshooting several Projects.

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