Windows SharePoint Services Search – Required on Farm, not running

26 Jul

We had this problem using MOSS 2007 SP2 when we first installed SharePoint. We tried starting it with an administrators account as well as changing the Indexing schedule with no luck. What we ended up doing was detaching the WSS_Search_<your server name> database and taking it offline in SQL, then when we went back in to Central Administration – Operations – Services on Server and selected Start next to that service, we put in a new database since it will give you an Unknown Error if you try to use the same name, and it started fine.

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Posted by on July 26, 2010 in SharePoint Installation


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