SharePoint 2013 - SharePoint Server Search service not starting
Posted on 2013-05-15
I have been having an issue on the set up of SharePoint 2013 when I come to start the SharePoint Server Search service within Central Administrator.
This changes to Error Starting within seconds of starting the service.
I can see from the event viewer that the account that it is trying to use to start the service is not authorised.
This is the log from the event viewer.
The Execute method of the job definition
Microsoft.SharePoint.Administrator.SPServiceInstanceJobDefinition - Threw an exception. More information below
Attempted to perform an unauthorised operation.
I can see the user that is trying to perform the action is not the user account I am logged in as. I have also checked the services and the SharePoint Search Host Controller service is trying to log on as the user in question and when I change this it changes back to the first user account on its own.
So I have to questions really. How do I change this user account to another one, or what does the user account require permissions wise to be able to start this service?
The user account is a local admin, it has access to the Temp directory. It is also a sysadmin and database owner of the sql databases.