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Posted on 2009-04-08
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I have an exchange 2007 server that was ported over from a 2003 server. The indexing was working fine for a very long time but now has stopped working all together as of SP1, and all updates. I have rebuilt the catalog several times. It has not grown any time I have rebuilt it. I have done this manually and with the predefined scripts in the Exchange Scripts folder.

I am at a loss here. I set the DB is index by the following command:

Set-MailboxDatabase MailboxDatabaseName -IndexEnabled $true

and verified by this command:

Get-MailboxDatabase |select name, indexenabled

Name                                                               IndexEnabled
----                                                               ------------
Mailbox Database                                                           True

When I check my user or any user for that matter I get:

Test-ExchangeSearch jgravel

                            ResultFound                              SearchTime
                            -----------                              ----------
                                  False                                      -1

I get this for all users. I am at a loss here and really need this working to stop the animals from beating down my door.
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Could you let me know, Is the Exchange 2007 running with SP1 / Update Rollup 6 or 7 ??

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Rollup 7
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SP1 Rollup 7

I also let it sit all night thinking maybe it was still crawling, mind you I have the performance monitor open watching it and it says it is done in the event logs. Still no dice.
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Small update,

The service was not in fact running the crawl when started under the system login, we have since switched it to a domain admins log in and the OWA is now somewhat working.

I will update tomorrow if the crawl completes and people can search to go form there.
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As per my knowledge the SP1 Rollup 7 should fix this issue.
One more thing observed after Rollup7 it takes long time to show the results ;-)
Be patient...

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Another small update. After waiting a week to see if the crawl would update or finish I see the files never grew at all.

When opening in OWA I get the following message:

Search results may take a long time to appear because Microsoft Exchange Search is unavailable. Results will not include matches in the e-mail body.
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Still no change if anyone has any idea what is going on here I would be grateful.
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Still no solution, also very little searching options. I have the ablility to search through headers now, but OWA still shows that index is building after two weeks and clues?
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