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SharePoint 2013 Foundation Search "Nothing here matches your search"

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Under the crawl logs it reads "Search error: crawler could not connect to the repository." I tried some fixes online by using Google. Nothing has helped. One person asked me if I could open http://mysharepointservername:37583.

It doesn't open. He said it might be a DNS issue. But that was the last I heard from the person. Does anyone have any ideas??
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by:Justin Smith
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Double check URL's in the content source.  Search should crawl the Default zone URL and it should be using Windows Auth.  Also confirm the default content access account has Read access via web app policy
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Under content sources:
http://srv-share01
http://srv-share01:37583

The actual SharePoint sites are at: http://srv-share01/sites/main, or it, or grants, etc.

I'm using the domain admin. account for searches just to make sure there are no permissions issues. I'm using Windows authentication.

I added a network share to the search, and the crawler has no problems searching it. Only the local SharePoint sites are giving me issues.

Btw...thanks for responding so quickly
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by:Justin Smith
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Domain admin account doesn't get permissions automatically within SharePoint sites.
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It doesn't? What account do you suggest I use?
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Could I use the local admin. account for testing purposes?
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Doesn't matter what account. Just make sure you grant it read accoess via web app user policy
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I checked permissions and it looks as if I had given the domain admin account full control for testing purposes. I just don't understand why the local site search is an issues. Could it be an issue in SQL Server instead of SharePoint itself?
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Since you use server name in URL you should disable loopback check. Do a quick google search. Don't have my link handy
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How can I confirm that it's disabled? I ran a PowerShell command from a site that said it would disable loopback check.
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Okay, I checked the registry and found that DisableLoopBackCheck was there, but there was no value of "1". I added the 1 and am rebooting now. Should I restart the crawl?
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Yep
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I restarted the crawl, but no luck. I have the content sources as:
http://srv-share01
http://srv-share01:37583

Is there something wrong with those if the actual sites are in:
http://srv-share01/sites/*

??
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by:Justin Smith
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No, as long as it is set to crawl all sites under the start address, which it is by default.

Do you still have a root site created at srv-share01?  If not, you should create one per best practice.  It can simply be a blank site template.
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Out of curiosity, you can connect to the site from the server, correct?
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by:polymorphic7836
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I don't have a root site created. I'll create one now. On the server if I type:
http://srv-share01/sites/main (or it, grants, etc)

I can get each site to come up.
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by:polymorphic7836
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Do you think that if I uninstalled and then reinstalled Foundation that it might "fix" the issue? Would I lose the content that's in the database?
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by:Justin Smith
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You wouldn't lose your database (backup just in case) but I think that is a bit drastic.

Can you create a new web app, some test sites, and see if that crawls?  Need to try to narrow down scope of the issue.
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I'll create some test sites now, and see what I get.
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It's set to do a continuous crawl. I just created a test site and added some docs. It seems to do okay crawling a shared folder on the network although search doesn't show me anything in there.
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by:Justin Smith
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I'm not clear on your response.

Did you create a new web app?  Did you create a site or two under the new web app?  Did this web app crawl succesffully?
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I created a new web app just now with a new site under it. The crawler is set to continuous and it says it was successful searching this web app.
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However, on the test site under that web app it still says there are no results for search even though I'm searching for the files I added to it before the crawl.
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Do you know what domain functional level you are on (Active Directory question)?
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Functional level is server 2008. When I check crawl logs they are behind by three hours. I don't know why since the server's time is correct. I installed DocAve a few weeks back,  and uninstalled it. I hope this didn't damage search. Just thought I add that in case it's relevant.
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That shouldn't break it.  You might need to set the time zone on the Central Admin web app.  

Not sure man.  I'm available for remote support if you want to shoot me an email.  I have nothing else to offer outside of seeing the actual environment.
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by:polymorphic7836
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What's your email address? Because at this point I'm ready to just reinstall and start from scratch. This install is only a few months old, and hasn't really been used until just recently. I don't understand why something as simple as search doesn't work oob.
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Click on my profile name, it's in my prof.
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I'm going to mark your answer as the solution. You had me create a test web application, and create a site collection under it. I did that, and the search service worked perfectly on it. So I moved my sites from the main web application to the test application. Then I shutdown the main and had people update their bookmarks.

I'm leaning towards Doc Ave install/uninstall being the culprit as to why the main web application wouldn't be crawled. In any case, things are working normally now. Thanks for the help. Looking forward to working with you in the future.
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His solution helped me resolve the issue once and for all.
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