Script to create a scaled SharePoint Search Service application with redundancy

This script will automate the Search Service Application creation. It can be configured for ZERO input or the prompts can be followed at run time. The script will configure redundant Crawl and Query services allowing for optimal performance of the new Search service.

 
 
 
 
 
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10/31/2013
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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 No
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 Yes
Windows Server 2003 No
Windows 8 No
Windows 7 No
Windows Vista No
Windows XP No
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.