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Sharepoint 3.0 Search Service Problem

Posted on 2013-10-29
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OK, so my search broke, and it's a really old legacy site.  But there's still a lot of documents that haven't been moved to the new site, and my users are used to searching for them.

I went through pretty much every google search to find a solution, and we seem to have broken SharePoint in a unique way.

I ended up creating a NEW search database by stopping the search services in Central Admin, changing the DB name, and starting it.

I verified that the new database created on the SQL host.

Search still doesn't work, and says that there's no indexer assigned.

Ok, I think - maybe the indexer didn't start, so I go to start it using

stsadm -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstart

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But I get in response:
Object not set to a reference of an object.

Ok, maybe it's not started...
stsadm -o spsearch -action start

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Object not set to a reference of an object.
stsadm -o spsearch -action stop

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Object not set to a reference of an object.
stsadm -help spsearch

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Object not set to a reference of an object.

What?  Even help?
Other stsadm functions work, like setting the admin account, etc.
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Check the account that is being used for crawling- make sure it has the proper access.
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Meaning...it has full control access to the SharePoint SQL Search database.
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It does.  This question has gone stale, I'll close it.  We're already moving to a different CMS so I can probably just let it stay broken.
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Mod, please close
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by:Ronoa
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gave up on search for assitance, my issue is too esoteric, and probably is not worth pursuing.
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