Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

After upgrade to Exchange 2013, users cannot search beyond a month of emails?

Posted on 2014-09-04
6
Medium Priority
?
183 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2014-09-09
After upgrade, users cannot search the entirety of their mailboxes.
How can I rectify this?
1
Comment
Question by:FlyboyExch60
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:MHMAdmins
ID: 40304155
My Guess would be because the index was removed from the old version of the exchange server which holds markers for the emails users are searching for. You may need to rebuild the index on the new server for it to pick up everything.
0
 

Author Comment

by:FlyboyExch60
ID: 40304322
[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Test-exchangesearch

Database     Server       Mailbox      ResultFound SearchTime Error
                                                   InSeconds
--------     ------       -------      ----------- ---------- -----
Mailbox D... servernamehere... HealthMai... False       -1         Catalog state: Disabled.

How do I go about enabling this catalog state ?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:MHMAdmins
ID: 40304413
Try this: Run the following commands to stop and disable the Microsoft Exchange Search service.

Stop-Service MSExchangeFastSearch

Set-Service MSExchangeFastSearch -StartupType Disabled

Run the following commands to configure the Exchange Search service to start automatically and then start the service.

Set-Service MSExchangeFastSearch -StartupType Automatic

Start-Service MSExchangeFastSearch
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 

Author Comment

by:FlyboyExch60
ID: 40304671
Even after running the commands above the catalog state is still disabled.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
FlyboyExch60 earned 0 total points
ID: 40305069
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:FlyboyExch60
ID: 40311586
Thanks to MHMAdmin for trying.
Indexer installs, by default disabled
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
One-stop solution for Exchange Administrators to address all MS Exchange Server issues, which is known by the name of Stellar Exchange Toolkit.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question