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Search causing explorer.exe to hog all memory

Posted on 2014-01-23
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When searching a document in the search bar on the start menu, explorer.exe immediately grows in memory usage, eventually within 20 minutes will grow until the server crashes.

File services / Indexing Service installed along with Microsoft Search Server 2008. Checkdisk came back fine.

If I disable search programs, and don't search for files, it seems okay for now.

Possibe Related event viewer logs:
MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE cannot be found WSS_SEARCH_TASBS_aea2edccc9b87c78213e811c4. The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file.

I've verified that MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE is accessible on SQL SERVER Management Studio Express.
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by:ienaxxx
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Here they tell that if you remove the builtin\admin group from the sql server you can have this behaviour.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295034
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by:PVIDULICH
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Ienaxxx, the builtin\admin group is still there... and that support article has to do with CPU Utilization, not memory. hmmm.
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gulp.
Sorry.


I'd try to rebuild the indexes, then, cause i think there should be something that forces explorer.exe to do this big effort in indexing everything..

For example you can first have a look to what is indexed by going to control panel and selecting indexing options...

If there is something strange or you don't know if index, try removing it from the indexing.
Second step could be to go in advanced options and to delete and recreate the index...

...and i'd uncheck the encrypted index file if there...


Hope this helps.
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I think we're almost there.  

When going to indexing properties it's greyed out and says indexing isn't running.. The indexing service is indeed running, and when i brought up mmc, i noticed indexing doesn't have any catalogs configured. I'll add a catalog and see what happens.
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Troubleshooted issue - worked.
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