.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Post New Web Links

The search request was unable to execute on FAST Search Server.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

More Related Resource Links

The search request was unable to execute on FAST Search Server



Yesterday Fast search service (and MOSS) works fine. But today after restarting Fast search service I've got an error in client applications: The search request was unable to execute on FAST Search Server.

Anyway Fast Search for Sharepoint (node controller) service is running, but every ~30 seconds my Windows Event Log fills with an exception:


Faulting application name: fsearch.exe, version: 14.0.313.0, time stamp: 0x4ba1ef55


Faulting module name: MSVCR90.dll, version: 9.0.30729.4926, time stamp: 0x4a1750b0

FAST Search for SharePoint Server 2010 SDK

Learn how to develop and deploy search solutions in SharePoint Server 2010.

Error: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

When attempting a search, I get the the error message "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service. "  The search sevice has been started in Central Administration.  Does anyone have suggesting as to how to troubleshoot this issue?   Thank you in advance for your help.

Cannot connect to FAST Search server

From the ULS: Failed to connect to myfastserver.mydomain.com:13391 sp. Error=Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor  [documentsubmitterworkerthread.cpp:132]  d:\office\source\search\native\gather\plugins\contentpi\documentsubmitterworkerthread.cpp Docpush -c sp myfile.txt works fine. And I can do a search from FAST search center and find the new file. Q1: How do I determine if SSL is working correctly between my SP Server and my FAST Search Server? Q2: The FAST Search server has port 13391 open. Does this port also need to be opened on the SP Server or are all communications (crawling etc) made over port 443? Q3: Why does the error refer to d:\office... when this the DVD drive (place FAST was installed from)

Fast Search Server 2010 on Windows 7

Is it possible i can install Fast Search Server 2010 for  sharepoint  on windows 7 ?   Thanks in advancehttp://mykbdump.blogspot.com/

Search request unable to connect to the Search Service.

I have searched through other similiar topics and have not been able to get it working again properly. I've tried deleting the Search Service account out and all associated information and created a new one. My crawl logs show that they are successfull and that I have content available in my local sites, as well as my people listed. I have disabled loopback checks, given the default content access account owner access on the databases. Everytime I do a search, I get that error message listed as the subject. I'm running a 4 server farm setup with 1 DB, 1 App, and 2 WFE's. Everything was working fine and now I can't get back working right. I have hammering at it all day and need some additional input of where to look. I'm no SharePoint expert by any means, but I'm slowly getting used to everything. Please help!

The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.


I recently ran out of space using WS 3.0 and I used Microsoft KB to move the 3 databases (Admin_Content, Config and Search). That took care of the space problem but now i receive this error message every time we perform a search.

In Event Viewer I have several errors: mostly:

  • ID 10039 Retry of query machine 'BACKUPSERVER' has failed with error: The system cannot find the file specified.   0x80070002.  It will be retried again in 120 seconds. Component: 304be312-beec-4f60-98cc-3698c9a54dd
  • ID 10040 The last query machine has been taken out of rotation.  Check previous event logs to determine cause.  Propagation may be necessary. Component: 304be312-beec-4f60-98cc-3698c9a54ddd
  • ID 10038 Query machine 'BACKUPSERVER' has been taken out of rotation due to this error: The system cannot find the file specified.   0x80070002.  It will be retried in 15 seconds. Component: 304be312-beec-4f60-98cc-3698c9a54ddd

All SP services are running.

Any help will be great.

Thank you

Why is installing FAST Search Server on SharePoint Server not recommended?


According to the following TechNet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381239.aspx, "Do not install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint on the same server as SharePoint Server 2010." is commented in the Important section but there are no justifications to this "non-recommended" approach.  I've searched for an explanation but only found one entry that mentioned for performance reason.

Would you please provide me with an article to substantiate this performance or some other reasons as to why FAST Search Server "should" be installed on its own box?


Sharepoint Search Problem - The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service

Im getting an error while trying to search on our sharepoint portal

Error message is  "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"

Initial Troubleshooting :
1. Restarted Office Sharepoint Server Search and Windows Sharepoint Services Search - NOGO
2. Reset Crawled Content and Performed a Full Crawl - NOGO

Current Setup
2 Web Front End Servers (NLB setup)  - running in Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86
1 Index Server - running in Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition x86
2 Database servers (failover cluster setup) - running in Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition and SQL Server 2005 EE

Hope somebody can help me.

Thank you

FAST Search Server 2010 vs Google Search Appliances

Anyone know of any sites or documentation on comparing FAST Search 2010 to the Google Search Appliances feature-by-feature?
John Chapman | Blog: http://www.johnchapman.name

FAST Search Server 2010 Config Error - ValidationException 1034: Username or domain is incorrect.



I've seen other related threads and I've tried all the tricks in getting through the post-setup configuration, but I can't get by the "ValidationException 1034: Username or domain is incorrect." error message taken from the FAST psconfig log. I've tried both the wizard and the psconfig, but get the same results. I'm attempting to deploy the single server (stand-alone) on a single x64 box, under ws2008 SP2, w/SP2010, the server is also the domain controller, and i've been passing the FQDN to the post-setup script as described in the FAST deployment document (see log below):

Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Displaying next panel :Enter the user name and password
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Displaying button set to the default settings
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Next button clicked
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Starting to process form data of panel :Enter the user name and password
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Collecting input parameters from the text input controllers.
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Collecting value:dev.devnet.com\fastuser of input parameter: userName
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Adding config parameter: userName for the next validation parameter batch
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Collecting value of input parameter: password
Verbose [1] PostSetupUI - Adding config parameter: password for the ne

The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.




"The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service."

This message is shown when we enter the search keyword in the search center in the Fast Search Center I have Fallow all the steps of the crowling I got the url which shows the single  result in the result page.


 Vinod Kumar Tiwari

Search Web Service : The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service


Following is my code for seraching using spsearch.asmx.

string keywordString = "Microsoft";

//The XML string containing the query request information
//for the Web service
string queryXMLString = "<QueryPacket xmlns='urn:Microsoft.Search.Query'>"+
"<Query><SupportedFormats><Format revision='1'>"+
"urn:Microsoft.Search.Response.DocumentBig Smileocument</Format>"+
"</SupportedFormats><Context><QueryText language='en-US' type='STRING'>"+
keywordString + "</QueryText></Context></Query></QueryPacket>";

WSspsearch.QueryService wsSPSearch = new WSspsearch.QueryService();
wsSPSearch.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
wsSPSearch.Url = "http://server:3838/_vti_bin/spsearch.asmx";
string queryResultsString = wsSPSearch.Query(queryXMLString);
TextBox1.Text = queryResultsString;

I am getting following error:
<ResponsePacket xmlns="urn:Microsoft.Search.Response">
<Response domain=""><Status>ERROR_NO_RESPONSE</Status>
<DebugErrorMessage>The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

FAST Search Installation - Unable to resolve ContentDistributor


FAST Search crawling doesn't work. Event log has an error message "unable to resolve contentdistributor". Information from TechNet and FAST Forum seems to be conflicting, which one is correct?

·         Error Message - Unable to resolve ContentDistributor

Suggested resolution in FAST forum is to use port 13390 http://fastforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=223


MS SQL Server: Search All Tables, Columns & Rows For Data or Keyword Query

If you need to search your entire database for specific data, this query will come in handy.

So when a client needs a custom report or some sort of custom development using Great Plains, most of the time I will have to track down the data in the system by running this query and find the table(s) it is in.

SharePoint Portal Server 2001: Search and Access Disparate Data Repositories in Your Enterprise


The knowledge worker is greatly empowered if she is able to access information across the enterprise from a central access point. With the SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Search Service you can catalogue information stored in Exchange public folders, on the Web, in the file system, and even in Lotus Notes databases. This article discusses the use of ActiveX Data Objects and the Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol for creating search solutions based on SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

Kayode Dada

MSDN Magazine April 2002

Unable to search Custom User Property Created in User Profiles in SharePoint 2010


Hi ,

I have created a custom user property,and created metadata property and added mapping to it, still i m not able to Search in People,Please advise

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend