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Sharepoint Search Service is running but no results

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi,   I am new in working with Sharepoint. I recently installed the sharepoint foundation 2010 on a windows server 2008 machine. The sharepoint installed properly and the Sites are working fine. But I just cannot make the Sharepoint Search feature (using the search from the search bar). It always returns no results found. The Sharepoint foundation Search service is started. Also I cannot find the "Search Service" link under the Manage Service applications tab. Did I do anything wrong while installing Sharepoint. Also it will be very helpful if someone can point to a resource where the details about the Search Installation process and working is explained. Thanks

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