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The search system not working

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


My SharePoint Search system is not working, after doing some searches I have come to the following:


Form Search Administration I have found the following

-          Propagation status    (Query server not responding)

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Things I have tried but did not resolve the problem:

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2. Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

3. Reboot server reset IIS

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