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Search not available on WSS Sites

  Asked By: Bryon    Date: Sep 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 754

I've noticed that on my dev sps server, when i create either a stand-
alone wss site or create it via sps, the site search component(with
magnifying glass graphic, input textbox, and "go" button) is not being
generated. This is not good.

Anyone know how to recover this?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: M Juarez     Answered On: Sep 26

In order to have search  on a WSS site, you need to use SQL Server.

Answer #2    Answered By: Marty Mcdowell     Answered On: Sep 26

I am using SQL2K SE (rather than msde), but I figured out the problem anyway.

Under wss  Central admin, click “Configure full-text search” under component configuration, then enable full-text search  on the resulting “Search settings” page, and the search component is back on my wss sites.

I have no idea how this got unchecked (probably another developer in my shop goofing off).

Answer #3    Answered By: Dakota Shaffer     Answered On: Sep 26

You need to watch those developers!! :-)

Answer #4    Answered By: Ted Gilmore     Answered On: Sep 26

It is likely that WSS Full Text search  is disabled.

Browse to Central Administration
Choose Configure full-text search from the Component Configuration
Ensure that Enable full-text search and index component is checked
Click OK

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