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  Asked By: Meredith    Date: Mar 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1433

On my main portal site I can't seem to get search to work.
Everytime I search I get no results. After looking at the log I get
the following error:

The address could not be found, (0x80042616 - Error in the Site Data
Web Service. ) Value cannot be null. Parameter name: uriString

The only thing I find in the MS Knowledgebase is something related
to a proxy server and this is an internal site with no proxy server.

Can anyone tell me what this means and how I can fix this issue.
Its stopping the engineering group from using the portal.

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8 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: .net Guru     Answered On: Mar 14

What could not be found? The content source? The content in the content
source? Can you provide some additional information?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Renata Burt     Answered On: Mar 14

is your content Access Account is activated.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Lazaro Rutledge     Answered On: Mar 14

When I'm searching none of the documents that are in the library
will be found. When I go into site  settings to look at the indexes
it says they're only 18 documents processed. I setup a new portal
on a different server  and right out of the box there were 71
documents processed.

I have done a repair of the sharepoint installation and that still
didn't help. I thought that something had gone wrong with the
search feature. I have also verified that they're documents in the
doc library.

On the SQL Side of things I have rebuilt the full text index
catalog. Not sure if this could be a SQL Problem. Running SQL 2000
with SP3a applied. I have already reapplied the Service Pack.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Karin Kerr     Answered On: Mar 14

I deployed SPS on Dev. Environment and found  that my search  is not working. I get the following error: “Your search encountered an error. If the problem persists, contact the portal  site administrator.” When I try to Search Settings and Indexed Content à configures Search and Indexes, I get the following error: The gatherer index was not initialized. The content index must be remounted. If the index is still not initialized, remove it.

I am not in Server Firm.

I checked the MSSharepoint Search Service and running on Local Account.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Vinod Kumar     Answered On: Mar 14

I have ran into this issue  before and have found  that this is usually
due to an account issue within the server  Farm Account Settings: I
have found these instructions via:

GAYAN PEIRIS'S Blog
gpeiris.blogspot.com/...07_01_gpeiris_archive.html

Assign the 'SPSAdmin' in Server Farm Account Settings.

On the SharePoint Portal Server Central Administration for
server_name page, in the Server Configuration section, click
Configure Server Farm Account Settings.
On the Configure Server Farm Account Settings page, in the Default
Content Access Account section, do the following:
Select the Specify account check box.
In the User name (DOMAIN\user name) box, type the user name in the
format DOMAIN\user_name.
In the Password box, type the password for the account.
In the Confirm Password box, type the password again.

On the Configure Server Farm Account Settings page, in the
Configuration Database Administration Account section, do the
following:
Select the Specify account check box.
In the User name (DOMAIN\user name) box, type the user name in the
format DOMAIN\user_name.
In the Password box, type the password for the account.
In the Confirm Password box, type the password again.
If you don't do this step, you will receive (The gatherer index was
not initialized. The content index must be remounted. If the index is
still not initialized, remove it.) error  message.
Click OK.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Jeffery Hayes     Answered On: Mar 14

I was running into the problem even after doing that. I have admin access to DB and Sharepoint in spite of that I was not able to configure my User Name against the Database. Finally I changed the Log in Identity on SPSAdmin Application Pool from Network Services to Local Account. It worked. I was finally able to crawl.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Mar 14

More than likely, this is an issue  with permissions on the service  account running the search  service.

And even if you have only one server, you are in a farm environment. Ensure you farm topology is correctly configured in Central Administration and that you’ve selected the same server  for both the Index and Job roles.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Mar 14

We have been having a reccurent problem with our SharePoint Search. Randomly,
the search  stops working and when we try to look at the settings, we see an
error that says, "The Gatherer is shutting down". The liink below is all that
found  on the web.

http://faizal-comeacross.blogspot.com/2009/04/search-setting-error-gatherer-is.h\
tml

The only way we can resolve this is a restart of the server. Anyone ever see
this? Any advice as to why this keeps happening?

 
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