As with several other people who've logged calls, I'm also getting this Sharepoint error every five minutes. The difference is I'm not using Sharepoint, I've never configured it, installed any certificates, or even done a search. The error started back in March but I can't think of anything major I did around that time to upset it.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search
Event Category: Gatherer
Event ID: 2424
The update cannot be started because the content sources cannot be accessed. Fix the errors and try the update again.
Context: Application 'Search', Catalog 'index file on the search server Search'
We're running Windows Server 2008. I followed the instructions in this link http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927012
but the only user account I have t use is the administrator account, & that hasn't helped. Any other ideas, in plain english, for someone who has no idea about Sharepoint Services & doesn't need to.