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Outlook 2013 Search failing

Posted on 2016-09-13
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I have multiple users that cannot search within Outlook.  They have issues searching for mail and Contacts.  Outlook comes back saying not found.  I have uninstalled and re-installed the index feature and the windows search feature. I have also gone into the search option in Outlook and rebuilt the search index.  Still nothing.

Anything else I can do?  I am stuck.
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What version of Exchange is the mailbox on?  It may not be an Outlook issue.  I have needed to rebuild the Exchange indexes in the past.

This is a good reference ... http://exchangeserverpro.com/monitor-rebuilding-content-indexes-exchange-databases/
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Exchange 2013
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I just noticed that the Microsoft Exchange Search Host Controller service is disabled.

Should it be started, and if so, should it be set to Automatic?
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These are the services installed with Exchange 2013 (multi-role) and their default startup setting...

Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology                    Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update                             Automatic
Microsoft Exchange DAG Management                               Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Diagnostics                                  Automatic
Microsoft Exchange EdgeSync                                     Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Frontend Transport                           Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Health Manager                               Automatic
Microsoft Exchange IMAP4                                        Manual
Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 Backend                                Manual
Microsoft Exchange Information Store                            Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistants                           Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication                          Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Transport Delivery                   Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Transport Submission                 Automatic
Microsoft Exchange POP3                                         Manual
Microsoft Exchange POP3 Backend                                 Manual
Microsoft Exchange Replication                                  Automatic
Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access                            Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Search                                       Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Search Host Controller                       Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Server Extension for Windows Server Backup   Manual
Microsoft Exchange Service Host                                 Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Throttling                                   Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Transport                                    Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search                         Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging                            Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging Call Router                Automatic

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What is the status of the indexing issue you were experiencing?
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Sufficient information for a resolution.
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