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Configure search function on SharePoint 2010 Foundation server

Greetings EE!  Here is the situation.  I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running SharePoint 2010 Foundation.  When I run a search from one of the team pages, I get this message:

Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer. Contact your administrator for more information.

I didn't have the Indexing Service installed when I installed SharePoint so I'm guessing I monkied something up.  I have since installed the Indexing Service but still can't get a search to run.  

Any ideas?  Thanks in advance for your help Experts.
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kukdaiCommented:
looks like your search service is not properly configured follow the steps below try to reconfigure the search...

Go to SharePoint Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Content Databases (Underneath Databases).

Select the correct SharePoint web application associated Content database  – this will open the  “Manage Content Database Settings” page.

Make sure that the Search Server is set on the “Manage Content Database Settings” page.
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samiam41Author Commented:
Brilliant work!  Thanks for your help and quick response.  I changed the setting to match my server's name so that part is fixed.  When I search now, I get this message:

The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

I wonder if the index needs to build?  I could have sworn I saw an option relating to the period of time to allow the index to build or I am way off.  Thoughts?
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kukdaiCommented:
If you go to edit your web app in central admin you will see that there is a button along the top called "Service Connections". Please ensure that your search app is selected in the form that pops up.
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samiam41Author Commented:
I promise I am not trying to be difficult but I'm not seeing that option.  See image below.
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kukdaiCommented:
on the screen shot click on manage web application
then select your web application
then at the ribbon there will be a  link called service connections.
click on that.....
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samiam41Author Commented:
Great instructions.  These are my options:
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kukdaiCommented:
go to your central administration page click on
manage services on server under system setting make sure there is a search service and check to see if it is running or not...
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samiam41Author Commented:
Gotcha.  I see "SharePoint Foundation Help Search" listed and has "Started" as status.  When I selected it, I saw an error that there was no service account registered.  I went ahead and created the account in AD, chose "Configurable" and used that new account.  When I selected OK, I got this error.
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kukdaiCommented:
well that is not one it should be search only..
check the screen shots attached,
srchone lists the search service present in the list of services. if it is not there then you have to create one.

check screenshot search2 ... go to application management service application ...
click on manage service application if you don't see a search service application in the list then in the ribbon you have to create a new search service application that will appear in the list for the web application.
your account that will be added should have access as to the database which should be more than write i guess....

check this link it has good stuff to create a search

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502597.aspx
http://sharepointgeorge.com/2010/configuring-enterprise-search-sharepoint-2010/
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