Last modified at 3/16/2014 12:09 PM by Koen Zomers

​When you would create the Search Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using the Central Administration UI, it will create it's four databases using ugly GUIDs. In order to keep control of the databases being used, you can create the Search Service Application using PowerShell commands.

A complete PowerShell script to do this can be found here.