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Monday, April 30, 2007

SharePoint V3 Error: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service

Description:
After modifying SharePoint service account identities, searching results in the error: "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service."

Solution:
* IIS Manager > Application Pools > App Pool Properties > Identity Tab:
Set the user name and password to the SharePoint Service Account identity
* Start > Run > IISRESET /noforce

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately that didn't fix the problem for me. I'm still getting that and while im in in Central Administration -> Operations -> Services on Server it says Windows Sharepoint Services Search - Status -> Starting . It doesn't seem to start the service. In the comments it says "Required on Farm, not running" . In the Search Service Settings im using the Network Service for the Content Access account and the Search DB account and the service account, not sure if this has something to do with it too.
Mike

Harold said...

Go to: MOSS Central Administration / Operations /
Services on Server and under Office SharePoint Server Search Service verify that "Use this server for serving search queries" is checked.

Anonymous said...

I googled the hell out of this problem before discovering that my client had enabled an index server in the farm. Your article helped me to find this. Thank you.

Matt Moore said...

Thanks Nick

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