Unable to view content sources or crawl history in Search server 2010 Central Administration
Posted on 2011-03-01
I setup a 2010 Search server express install on a dedicated server a year ago and set several content sources to be crawled. I edited very little of the default setup, just some cosmetic changes on the search page but generally a default install and config. The server ran smoothly for a year with a dozen people searching daily for documents added to the file server's repositories which are crawled incrementally twice an hour with a full crawl on the weekends.
Recently I was informed that new items were not showing up in the searches so I checked Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration Search Administration to review the crawl / index results and encountered the following issues:
1. Crawl history just says loading but never loads
2. When I click on content sources in the left pane, the page won’t load.
Other pages within central administration seem fine and web parts that have nothing to do with crawl are unaffected?
I have rebooted the server and restarted the SPSearch4 service.
No changes have been made to accounts or passwords
Please give me a little direction regarding where to begin troubleshooting this issue, I am not a SharePoint guy and I’m just familiar enough to be dangerous.