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Search service doubt.

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

In our MOSS 2007 farm, both services are started:
Windows SharePoint Services Search
Office SharePoint Server Search

Are both of them really needed?

I think... we need only 'Office SharePoint Server Search' in MOSS 2007.


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Cannot Start Search service.


Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (9ca20163-f0f2-412c-a3ea-927a20205285).

Reason: Could not access the Search service configuration database 

Techinal Support Details:
Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.DatabaseException: Could not access the Search service configuration database   ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0xC004122D): Could not access the Search service configuration database 
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.MSSITLB.IGatherApplications2.Mount(String bstrName)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.GathererApplication.ProvisionGathererApplication()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.GathererApplication.Provision()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.OSSIndexGathererApplication.Provision()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi.<>c__DisplayClass20.<AddApp>b__1f()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi.RunOnServer[T](CodeToRun`1 remoteCode, CodeToRun`1 localCode, Boolean useCurrentSecurityContext, Int32 versionIn)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

"Your search cannot be completed because of a service error. Try ..."


i have a problem with search function where everytime i search any file/doc the error message "Your search cannot be completed because of a service error. Try your search again or contact your administrator for more information." occurred. I realized that there are items in central admin but it is "not available" in my site. I already follow several guides that had been provided in this forum but still the same. Even, i already create new SSP and configure the search scope, content source and also crawling. 

FYI, i used Microsoft Sharepoint 2007. 

Hope anyone could help me to solve this problem. Thanks.

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<QueryPacket xmlns='urn:Microsoft.Search.Query'>

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