MSSearch does not start when the system is booted
Posted on 2006-05-02
We're running SBS 2003 SP1 with Exchange 2003 SP2.
This is a new installation and since being upgraded from the evaluation version to the above levels, 1 service (mssearch) always refuses to start both when the system is re-booted or when you try manually later.
The Event ID is 7023 and the description simply says "The system cannot find the file specified" without stating which file it cannot find!
sc query shows a win32_exit_code of 0x2 and all other shown codes are 0x0.
The 2 dependencies - NT LM & RPC - are running.
mssearch.exe's properties has no start parameters set.
1)Does anyone what is stopping this service from starting?
2)Is its failure to start the reason why Full Text Indexing is greyed out?
Thanks for any help you can give.