SharePoint Foundation 2013 Search not working


Search has stopped working  on my SharePoint Foundation 2013 installation.
The message in the logs is "this item could not be crawled because the crawler could not connect to the repository".

It looks like an obvious message, except that the crawl account does have permission to access the database.

We have a front end SharePoint server and a backend SQL server.

Any suggestions as to why this should have stopped gratefully appreciated.

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Mohit NairSenior AssociateCommented:
The crawl account should atleast have read permissions on the site. Check whether the Search service is started in services on server.
cmiadminAuthor Commented:
The Search service is started.  I just restarted to make sure everything was OK. The Crawl account has read permissions on the site.
Mohit NairSenior AssociateCommented:
I am not sure if you have search service application in foundation 2013. Could you please check in application management > manage service application. If not there, click new and check if you can create service app.
cmiadminAuthor Commented:

I seem to have fixed this. Not sure whether it was restarting the search service or the fact that I got a new message about one of the sites being searched was not in the Alternative Access Settings.  I removed this site from the search rules and content sources and now my search is running and I can already find documents.

Thank you for your swift replies though.



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cmiadminAuthor Commented:
Because I figured it out from new error message generated after restarting the services.
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