Solved

WSS 3.0 with search server express 2008 not working correctly

Posted on 2010-09-01
13
426 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello Experts,

I am trying to configure cross site searching in WSS 3.0

I have a simple 3 server farm at the moment.

Server 1 - WSS outgoing email
Server 2 - Central Admin \ Office Sharepoint Server Search \ WSS search \ WSS web app
Server 3 - SQL 2008 Server \ WSS database

When I installed search server express 2008 I walked through the setup which configured a SSP and associated my web applications to it.

When I go into search administrator I can edit content source and run a full crawl which seems to work. However if I try to go to the crawl log or edit crawl schedule I get an access denied error and also it still seems like I cannot search across the sites.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:Raymo12
  • 7
  • 6
13 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rseabird
ID: 33595923
Check if the account you use for searching has access to the resources. Best practice is to use a (special) AD account and not a network_service or something like that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33597836
OK,

The default content access account is a domain account that has access to the resources. It seems like the search is now working and the crawl works but I cannot set a crawl schedule because this error pops up


Error: Access denied
Current User
You are currently signed in as: domain\user

Sign in as different user

I am signed in as a farm administrator and I also try the search account but no luck
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rseabird
ID: 33609019
Make sure the farm administrator account has also the appropriate rights on the ssp. This is not always the case!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33614916
Where do you set that at?
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rseabird
ID: 33615207
The best is to go to the site actions of the Shared Services Administration. Go to advanced permission and add the user and give it Full control.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33622253
Yep I checked and the farm administrator account has full control. Only the crawl log and when I try to create a crawl schedule is when this access denied error shows up. But I can do a full crawl without errors and search is working WTF?

0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rseabird
ID: 33624323
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33629849
Man that really seems like it would have worked but still no luck.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
rseabird earned 500 total points
ID: 33633929
Did you try to delete and recreate the SSP? It seems that something 'inside' went wrong.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33638389
not yet. I was hoping to avoid that but I might have to. I have a test box I can try it on. What would the steps be to do this?
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rseabird
ID: 33643999
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33648826
Yep that's what I did on my test site. I'll report back on how it goes.

Thanks!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Raymo12
ID: 33650316
OK I got it to work on my test server. I noticed that on my production box no site is designated as the administrative site host so maybe it fouled up on initial setup. One last question. When I create a new SSP should the associated web application be on a port other than 80 which is what my primary site is using?

Thanks so much for your help!
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you create your solutions on SharePoint sooner or later you will come upon a request to set  permissions of the item depending on some of the item's meta-data - the author, people assigned as approvers, divisions, categories etc. The most natu…
SharePoint Designer 2010 has tools and commands to do everything that can be done with web parts in the browser, and then some – except uploading a web part straight into a page that is edited in SPD. So, can it be done? Scenario For a recent pr…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now