New-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexComponent Cannot bind parameter RootDirectory

Experienced a fail during a 2013 installation. Had previously installed on the same server, uninstalled SP2013 and deleted DB’s. When reinstalling script failed at creating the Search Index as files from the previous installation still existed. _System.Management.Automation.ParameterBindingException: Cannot bind parameter ‘RootDirectory’ to the target. Exception setting “RootDirectory”: “___New index location must be empty___” —> System.Management.Automation.SetValueInvocationException:… Continue reading New-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexComponent Cannot bind parameter RootDirectory

How to start and stop SharePoint Server

If for any reason (Patch, Upgrade or error fixing) you have to stop your SharePoint Server, here are the steps to do it correctly with the TechNet reference. Stop SharePoint 2007 In the Services snap-in (services.msc), stop the following services: Microsoft Single Sign-On service Office Document Conversions Launcher service Office Document Conversions Load Balancer service… Continue reading How to start and stop SharePoint Server