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Posted on 2011-03-02
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Hi,

I'm running Share point wss3.0 I cannot figure out how to get the search to work.

Its a single server environment (apart from the email server)
 
I've tried several different things with no avail. I shall detail where I am up to currently. Sorry for the long winded-ness but I want to be as accurate as possible!

When I tried to run a search you get the error message:
Your search cannot be completed because of a service error. Try your search again or contact your administrator for more information.

In "Central Administration > Operations > Services on Server > Windows SharePoint Services Search Service Settings" I have:
Service account = a domina admin account with sql access to the content and the search database.
Content Access Account = service account set up specifically for this it is only a member of the domain user group. in sql SharePoint has added its own membership to this account.

In the search Database =  "sql-Server"
Database name = WSS_Search_2_sql-Server     (This used to be without the 2 but I made a change along the way and it put the 2 in)
Authentication = Windows Authentication
Indexing Schedule = Hourly between 53 and 59 mins past the hour

The status of the search Service is Started.

at 53 mins past the hour I get 2 events recorded:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3
Date:          01/03/2011 15:53:00
Event ID:      5586
Task Category: Database
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SQL-01
Description:
Unknown SQL Exception 2812 occured. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.proc_MSS_GetConfigurationProperty'.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows SharePoint Services 3" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">5586</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>484</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-01T15:53:00.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>38674</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer> SQL-01</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>2812</Data>
    <Data>Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.proc_MSS_GetConfigurationProperty'.</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

AND

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3
Date:          01/03/2011 15:53:00
Event ID:      6398
Task Category: Timer
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SQL-01
Description:
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchJobDefinition (ID f6717ca0-f994-40e3-aa06-6150df1f92fc) threw an exception. More information is included below.

Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.proc_MSS_GetConfigurationProperty'.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows SharePoint Services 3" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">6398</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>964</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-01T15:53:00.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>38675</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>SQL-01</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchJobDefinition</Data>
    <Data>f6717ca0-f994-40e3-aa06-6150df1f92fc</Data>
    <Data>Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.proc_MSS_GetConfigurationProperty'.</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

I have also done this: http://jopx.blogspot.com/2007/08/solving-sharepoint-site-not-assigned-to.html 

I've also done this:
Use the following command to force upgrade.
1. Open a command prompt (start, run, cmd)
2. Change directory to <system drive>\program files\common files\microsoft
shared\web server extensions\12\bin
3. Run the command without quotes "psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b"
finally stop the  windows sharepoint search and start it again.
It will ask you to create a new database.
From
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/eu/tfsgeneral/thread/dcbd6d9b-0adc-4b76-a25c-17471748e3a0



Then I got
 
Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer. Contact your administrator for more information
Did this:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/30321277/search-function-not-working-site-is-not-assigned-to-an-indexer.aspx

And now I don’t get any errors but it doesn’t find anything. (I changed the Crawl time to 20 past the hour)

The only thing I get is at the time of the crawl I get this event in the event log:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search
Date:          02/03/2011 09:20:58
Event ID:      2436
Task Category: Gatherer
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SQL-01
Description:
The start address <sts3://SQL-01/contentdbid={73bc0b74-a3a3-490d-9202-e0a3f62b01b9}> cannot be crawled.

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

Details:
      The object was not found.   (0x80041201)
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="32768">2436</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>3</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-02T09:20:58.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>38790</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer> SQL-01 </Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

Details:
      The object was not found.   (0x80041201)</Data>
    <Data>sts3:// sql-01/contentdbid={73bc0b74-a3a3-490d-9202-e0a3f62b01b9}</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

I’ve left it overnight to see if it does crawl a bit more or does work, but I’m getting the same thing this morning. Please help!


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by:agarwalrahul
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Have you tried stopping all search services and then restarting them (identifying a new database name)?
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by:navdeepmadan
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1) Give the content access acount to  read only permission to content databases.
2) Switch on SQL-trace and check on permission issues.
3) Give permission on sharepoint configuration database

 or you can make it a SQL-server administrator some time.

if you are using windows 2008 server or windows 2003 server, please disable the loopback property.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepointcomic/archive/2009/02/25/event-id-2436-sharepoint-search-error.aspx
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by:QuadrisIT
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agarwalrahul, yes I have. Thats why in the search database its got  _2_ in the middle of it.

navdeepmadan, I am using windows 2003 server I've disabled the loopback policy. I've made the reg edit and shall let it re-boot over night (its a live server so cant do it now). I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

I dont fancy making the content access account sql server admin because it says explicit instructions not to:
For proper search functionality and information security, do not use an administrator account, and do not use accounts that can modify content.

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by:QuadrisIT
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So the latest with this is its still broken.

I've got this error:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search
Date:          04/03/2011 08:28:01
Event ID:      2436
Task Category: Gatherer
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SQL-01.Red.local
Description:
The start address <sts3://sql-01/contentdbid={73bc0b74-a3a3-490d-9202-e0a3f62b01b9}> cannot be crawled.

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

Details:
      The object was not found.   (0x80041201)
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="32768">2436</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>3</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-04T08:28:01.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>39493</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>SQL-01.Red.local</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

Details:
      The object was not found.   (0x80041201)</Data>
    <Data>sts3://sql-01/contentdbid={73bc0b74-a3a3-490d-9202-e0a3f62b01b9}</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

That content bid number relates to the main content database, so it looks to me as if the mani content database cant be trawled.

any ideas?
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Alternate Access Mappings!
http://vspug.com/mcotw/2007/01/20/wssv3-search-small-business-server-amp-dns/

Basically, in the error message I was getting there is the line OBJECT not found sts3://MY-SQL-BOX/...

as it turned out I couldn't browse to http://MY-SQL-BOX

I resolved it by going to IIS and sticking a new binding in that said
type: http  
Ip Address: All Unassigned
Port: 80
Hontname: Blank

Kicked off the full content crawl by
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\stsadm.exe -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstart"

Gave it 10 mins to crawl and searches started to return results!
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Thanks for the help
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