Showing posts with label WSS Search Service and Office SharePoint Search not working. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WSS Search Service and Office SharePoint Search not working. Show all posts

07 April, 2009

Error Scheduling Crawls: Access is Denied (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

When you set up your SSPs one of the things you will come across is Crawl Scheduling. This comes under Search Settings and allows you to configure Incremental Crawls and Full Crawls to the frequency you would like. For example, Full crawl once a day, Incremental Crawl every 5 minutes of each day.

When we tried to set the schdule incremental crawl, we faced this error message. When we filled out all the information and tried to click on Ok.

When I hit Ok I received the error:
ACCESS is DENIED. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

To fix this you need to add the account WSS_WPG to the C:\Windows\Tasks folder on your Index server and apply modify rights.

If you cannot see the Security tab on the Tasks folder you need to open a command prompt and type is:
attrib -s %windir%\tasks

When you right click on the tasks folder having done this you should be able to see the Sharing & Security option.

To remove the option once you have applied the changes to the folder open command prompt again and type:
attrib +s %windir%\tasks

I hope the above steps helps you to resolve this issue. All the Best!

06 April, 2009

Office Server Search Service cannot be started because it does not exist.(Object reference not set to an instance of an object)

Office Server Search Service cannot be started because it does not exist.
Few Days before, I tried to setup my lab and after the installation, i tried to start the search service but mystery is here, when i checked CA-operations-services on server-OSEARCH is not there. I have the right key , the right CD and the latest fixes.I installed it and it is simply not there.
As you can probably guess, there’s nothing wrong with your PC or Cd or key, you simply did not installed the server in the correct way to receive all the services.

Please check:-
regedit and check the value under the following key :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\
Possible options:

Each option means :
WFE - Windows SharePoint Services Web Application (no search , no excel, no ssp, just web server)
APPLICATION –Everything (and you can add the server to a farm)
SINGLESERVER –Everything (but you cannot add the server to a farm , and most probably you have MSDE or SQL Server Express on the box too)

To change the installation mode for the server (even if you managed to create webapplications and set-up your sharepoint config db), here’s the procedure:
-Detach the server from the farm
-Uninstall Sharepoint
-Reboot the server
-Re-install Sharepoint in Advanced mode and select your desired server role.
-Run the configuration wizard and re-attach the server to the original farm (config_db)
You should get the applications back and everything else in place, as they were but with new services in the farm.

26 March, 2009

Cannot start the WSS Search Service & Office SharePoint Search not working - Same SQL & WSS\MOSS Server

Cannot start the Windows SharePoint Services Search Service & Office SharePoint Search not working-Same SQL & WSS 3.0\MOSS 2007 Server

Running SQL and MOSS on the same server, I was unable to start the WSS Search Service and the Office SharePoint Search service was showing errors in the SSP Site.

Event Viewer Description:-

Event Type:Error

Event Source:Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search

Event Category:Gatherer

Event ID:10034

Description: Could not access the Search service configuration database.

Context: Application '8f7d4cbe-8cb1-4d32-b406-1737af554479'

Details:The filename or extension is too long.(0x800700ce)

Event Type:Error

Event Source:Office SharePoint Server

Event Category:Office Server Shared Services

Event ID:6482

Description:Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (9d344ee4-eacc-4460-8dc6-bb66bd5ab982).

Reason:The path is not of a legal form.

Techinal Support Details:

System.ArgumentException: The path is not of a legal form.

at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi.RunOnServer[T](CodeToRun`1 remoteCode, CodeToRun`1 localCode, Boolean useCurrentSecurityContext, Int32 versionIn)

at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi.AddApp(Role role)


at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Synchronize()

atMicrosoft.Office.Server.Administration.ApplicationServerJob.ProvisionLocalSharedServiceInstances(Boolean isAdministrationServiceJob)

Root cause:-

If you are running SQL and WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 on the same server,you will need to specify the Database Server, in the SharePoint Configuration Wizard as the NetBIOS name (Server01) and not the FQDN ( to be a bug in SharePoint as I always use the FQDN wherever possible.


Disconnect from the SharePoint Farm (by running the SharePoint Configuration Wizard) and reconnect, this time using the NetBIOS name for the DB server. You will need to set the Indexer for any SSP’s you have created and restart some of the Services on the SharePoint Server but you should get back up and running.