MOSS 2007 Search Scopes not available
Posted on 2011-03-14
I am walking through a disaster recovery scenario by creating a new SharePoint test environment to match my production environment. On a test server, I've completed a new install of SharePoint 2007, created a new SSP and web application, and restored the production content database to a new blank database.
When I first logged into my new test site to check it out, I noticed that the search scopes created for the production environment are not showing up in the search drop down in my test environment. No problem, I'll just re-create them. When I recreate them to match what is in production (except the folder URL points to my test server instead of production), they show 0 items once the update is completed. If I go to the SSP > Search Settings > View Scopes, I see each scope listed but under items it says "not available" for each one. Iif I click into a scope, next to the rule it says "Item Count 0" and "Total: Error"
I've just completed a full crawl but this did not have any effect on this issue.
Another thing I should mention: my search scopes are showing up in the search drop down. When I do a search that works in production using one of these scopes, where I would normally see the results I am seeing a message that says "Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings."
I have spent a while googling but I have not found anything useful.
Any suggestions as to where I might start troubleshooting this will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!