troubleshooting Question

Sharepoint Services 3 Search error

Avatar of matavai
matavaiFlag for New Zealand asked on
Microsoft SharePointWindows Server 2008
7 Comments1 Solution482 ViewsLast Modified:
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
User:            N/A
Computer:      [servername]
Description:
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.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros