Search Service Application

SharePoint 2013 Foundation: Remove GUIDs from Search database

2015-01-13T08:30:57+00:00 January 13th, 2015|

How to scrub those GUIDs to rename your search service application databases in SharePoint 2013 One of the limitations of provisioning a search service application in SharePoint Foundation 2013 is that you have to use the Farm Configuration Wizard in Central Administration. When using this method to provision the search service [...]

Modify Search Topology in SharePoint Server 2013

2014-08-18T11:30:25+00:00 August 18th, 2014|

There are many differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, not only an end user perspective, but also from administrator and developer perspectives as well. Let’s focus on one important administrative difference: Search Service Application. […]

SharePoint 2010 Server Search Troubleshooting: Round 2

2010-09-07T12:07:34+00:00 September 7th, 2010|

When I originally wrote about this SharePoint 2010 search error in January, we were still running in SharePoint 2010 beta and the solution was pretty ugly. We hoped we’d never see the issue again… especially in RTM. Well, guess what?!? It’s back! […]

SharePoint 2010 Server Search Troubleshooting

2010-01-14T10:26:03+00:00 January 14th, 2010|

(Update can be found at SharePoint 2010 Server Search Troubleshooting: Round 2) “The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component” The SharePoint 2010 research team was having an issue with SharePoint Server 2010 search services. No matter what we would do, how [...]