Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer Service is not running... OWA

My search indexer will not start in my 2007 environment. When I try to start it through PS, it get the following:
Test-ExchangeSearch : The Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer Service is not runn
ing.
At line:1 char:19
+ test-exchangesearch <<<<

I have also run "resetsearchindex.ps1 -force -all" and cleared the databases

I dont seem to have an issue with regular uses, but OWA isnt working.

What do I need to do to get the service to start?
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panther420Commented:
Hi

Running the resetsearchindex.ps1 -force -all only deletes the catalog files that are created with each exchange database.

Have you checked if the Exchange Search service is started on the exchange server?

outlook if in cached mode will continue to work as it uses the windows seach or the local client search.

if the service is not started try starting it and giv e me the corresponding event id in the application log.

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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
we need to reinstall Exsearch to see whether the issue could be solved.
Besides, msconfig.exe is not a published application from Microsoft, sorry for my carelessness. So we may guide you to find the ExchSearch Instance GUID from Registry or use some coding resource.
1.    The location is :
HKEY_local_machine\software\microsoft\ExSearch\InstanceGuid.
2.     You can use MsiConfigureFeature Function to get the product code. Besides, you can refer to the article to help you to get the product code for ExSearch.exe

Reff:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrclients/thread/e395d689-288e-442a-82fc-2b53861206a1/
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SeeSpotLearnAuthor Commented:
Here is a screen shot of an error.
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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
Please try to follow the steps below to solve the problem.
1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to BIN folder of Exchange program.
2. Check if file msfte.dll exists. If so, continue proceeding step 3 or else step 6.
3. Reregister required DLL files
a. Load command window, navigate to BIN folder of Exchange installation path.
b. Run command
regsvr32 MapiProtocolHandlerStub.dll
regsvr32 msfte.dll
4. Restart service Microsoft Search (Exchange).
5. Try to start Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer. If the service still can't be started, continue proceeding step 6.
6. Remove Microsoft Full Text Indexing Engine For Exchange
a. Stop service Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer and Microsoft Search (Exchange).
b. Click Start -> Run, type Installer in the textbox and click OK.
c. Right-click header of the Name column, and then click More in the menu.
d. Select Subject and click OK.
e. Locate the item with subject Microsoft Full Text Indexing Engine for Exchange
Setup, right click it and select Uninstall.
f. Finish the uninstall process.
7. Install Microsoft Full Text Indexing Engine For Exchange
a. Find the installation package msfte.msi on the Exchange installation CD. The
default location is \Setup\ServerRoles\Mailbox\.
b. Run command
msiexec /i "<path>\msfte.msi" TARGETDIR="<Exchange installation path>"
c. Start service Microsoft Search (Exchange) and Microsoft Exchange Search
Indexer.

8. Wait for rebuilding the search index, and then try to search in OWA.
Note: The rebuild process will take up to 24 hours.

After that, we can get search index status with command
GetSearchIndexForDatabase -All > C:\index.log

Reff:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/b5c06df7-4f90-48f8-8aa3-fb137ea0b7e8
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panther420Commented:
the above mentioned Error  is an indication the at the search indexer service is unable to find the required dll

best option will be to only reinstall the componenet

Uninstall MSFE
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- Go to the location in the Exchange CD Setup\ServerRoles\Mailbox.
- Right Click on mffte.mis and uninstall

this will uninstall the search indexer service from the server


Install MSFTE
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msiexec /i "(loaction from excahange CD)Setup\ServerRoles\Mailbox\msfte.msi" TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server"
then try restarting the service......
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