SharePoint Server 2010 wfe1 - hosts the CA and the Search Service Service Application. It is hosting the only crawler, and the admin component. the DBS are on the SQL Server. The SharePoint Search Service 14 is running on this server.
SharePoint Server 2010 wfe2 - nothing on this but duplicates to the site collections on wfe1 which are being served from theis wfe with no issues to clients
The SharePoint Search Service 14 is NOT running on this server, it is present, it's disabled and will not start from within 'Services on Server' in the CA.
On a client machine loading a site from wfe1 i can search content with no issues.
on the same client accessing the same site but only being served from wfe2 - receive the following error:
"The Web application at http://f2wfe10-2/ could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application."
running get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstances returns only the wfe1 server with a status of online.
if i try to add the wfe2 server start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstances it just stays in 'provisioning' status. so i removed it by issuing the 'stop-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance
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