SharePoint Foundation 2013 - Search Configuration Issue - 2 App Servers and 2 Front-End Servers

Hi, 
We have a SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 Environment. 
In that, we have 2 Front-End Servers and 2 App Servers. In the Front-End Servers, the Search Service is stopped and is in Disabled state and in the 2 App Servers in One App Server, Search is Online and in another Search is Starting but goes to Stopped sooon
after.
Originally, we had only 1 App Server and we were running our Search Service and Search Service Application in that. Now since the index location became full and we were unable to increase the drive there, we added one more App Server and now the issue is
Search is not properly getting configured in either of these App servers. What we want to do is run Search only in the new App Server, because we have a lot of storage space for Index locations here, but in the older App Server, not run Search at all.  We
tried keeping the Search Service disabled and ran the below PowerShell Scripts, but none of the ones are working. These scripts are creating the Search Service Application, but the error of "Admin Component is not Online", "Could not connect
to the machine hosting SharePoint 2013 admin component" is coming up. 
http://www.funwithsharepoint.com/provision-search-for-sharepoint-foundation-2013-using-powershell-with-clean-db-names/
http://blog.falchionconsulting.com/index.php/2013/02/provisioning-search-on-sharepoint-2013-foundation-using-powershell/
http://blog.ciaops.com/2012/12/search-service-on-foundation-2013.html
Can I get some help please?
Karthick S

Hi Karthick,
For your issue, could you provide the
detail error message of ULS log  to determine the exact cause of the error?
For SharePoint 2013, by default, ULS log is at      
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\LOGS
For troubleshooting your issue,  you can try to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on your WFE servers and run the script for configuring the search service on SharePoint
Foundation:
[string]$farmAcct = "DOMAIN\service_Account"
[string]$serviceAppName = "Search Service Application"
Function WriteLine
Write-Host -ForegroundColor White "--------------------------------------------------------------"
Function ActivateAndConfigureSearchService
Try
# Based on this script : http://blog.falchionconsulting.com/index.php/2013/02/provisioning-search-on-sharepoint-2013-foundation-using-powershell/
Write-Host -ForegroundColor White " --> Configure the SharePoint Foundation Search Service -", $env:computername
Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance $env:computername
Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance $env:computername
$appPool = Get-SPManagedAccount -Identity $farmAcct
New-SPServiceApplicationPool -Name SeachApplication_AppPool -Account $appPool -Verbose
$saAppPool = Get-SPServiceApplicationPool -Identity SeachApplication_AppPool
$svcPool = $saAppPool
$adminPool = $saAppPool
$searchServiceInstance = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance $env:computername
$searchService = $searchServiceInstance.Service
$bindings = @("InvokeMethod", "NonPublic", "Instance")
$types = @([string],
[Type],
[Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool],
[Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool])
$values = @($serviceAppName,
[Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication],
[Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool]$svcPool,
[Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool]$adminPool)
$methodInfo = $searchService.GetType().GetMethod("CreateApplicationWithDefaultTopology", $bindings, $null, $types, $null)
$searchServiceApp = $methodInfo.Invoke($searchService, $values)
$searchProxy = New-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationProxy -Name "$serviceAppName - Proxy" -SearchApplication $searchServiceApp
$searchServiceApp.Provision()
catch [system.exception]
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Yellow " ->> Activate And Configure Search Service caught a system exception"
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red "Exception Message:", $_.Exception.ToString()
finally
WriteLine
ActivateAndConfigureSearchService
Reference:
https://sharepointpsscripts.codeplex.com/releases/view/112556
Thanks,
Eric
Forum Support
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