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Index Propagation will fail message

  Asked By: Anushka    Date: Aug 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 870

In the check services enabled on this farm, I am getting two error
message the the index propagation to server (XYZ) will fail. I have 3
servers configured as query servers but I am getting errors messages
for only 2 of them. All 3 have the appropriate( and matching) share
names and persmission on the shares. If it matters, the one query
server that is not listed as an error is the CA server(first server in

I have stoped, started , re-created the search service on the boxes in
error with the same results and I am not sure what to try next. The
searchindexpropagation share is there on all three boxes and is
accessable via UNC. No errors in the event viewer on any of the boxes.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cathy Cameron     Answered On: Aug 27

The query  server index  file location on EWFE01 is not shared. This
location must be shared to allow for this server  to receive

This is the message, but the location is shared.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: Aug 27

Is the index  server on a separate box?

Answer #3    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Aug 27

Yes, I have four total servers  in the farm, 2 External WFE, 1
internal WFE, and one app server. I have the 3 wfe's running query
and the app server  running index. Sharepoint is reporting errors  on
2 of the 3 query  servers. The severs appear identical in
configuration except the one that is working is the CA server.

Answer #4    Answered By: Octavio Dotson     Answered On: Aug 27

After a long a painful call with MS, I found out that Sharepoint does
have a bug reporting shares  cant be found when everything is valid.
The only way to find out for sure is do an actual crawl and watch the
status that the propagation  is actually happening. In my case, with
a new farm, I had to define a new crawl source and then test.

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