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  Asked By: Eliseo    Date: Aug 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 614

The search functionality in my MOSS server has stopped working. When
I search for anything I get a msg: Your search cannot be completed
because of a service error...". I tried to access the Search Settings
in my SSP but I get the following msg: "The search service is
currently offline. Visit the Services on Server page in central admin
to verify whether the service is enabled. This might also be because
an indexer move is in progress."
I checked the service in the server and it's started.

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3 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Aug 05

You need to recreate the indexer  again, I had the same issue happen to me
after an update and that solved the problem.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: Aug 05

Can you please elaborate? Even though I've used SPS 2003 for a while,
I'm a newbie with MOSS.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Aug 05

For each query server  (a server running the Office SharePoint Server Search
service, and is configured to "serve search  queries" only)

Run the command

stsadm.exe -o osearch propagationlocation <location> where <location> is the
desired file system path for the search index files.

It is safe to remove any shares which were created as a MOSS workaround,
such as a share at the root of the D:\ drive named D_.

If not ....

For an index server:

The Edit Shared Services Provider page
STSADM.exe -o editssp

For a query server

The Configure Office SharePoint Server Search service  Settings
STSADM.exe -o osearch propagationlocation


After completing the index move  operation, the old index files must be
manually deleted.

By default, the indexes are stored in the directory <system drive>:\Program
Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Applications\<GUID>.

Delete all directories and files below Applications.

 
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