SharePoint Search Disabled

At times, users of SharePoint may experience issues that would cause them to have dificulties using the search feature. I found this Microsoft article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000365 ) that mentions the exact problem, but the changes it recommends are already implemented. In a situation I've encountered, I checked to make sure that the SharePoint Server Search V14 service is running. This service was restarted, and searches still return blank. In this Microsoft article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621079%28v=office.14%29.aspx ) it mentions steps on how to reset the content index. This maybe a good option if the index was somehow corrupted, but I was unsure what impact will this have on users that are currently connected.

(http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/deleting-a-content-index-HA001160372.aspx) Delete a content index On the Site Settings page, in the Search Settings and Indexed Content section, click Configure search and indexing. On the Configure Search and Indexing page, in the Content Indexes section, click Manage content indexes. On the Manage Content Indexes page, point to the content index name, and then click the arrow that appears. On the menu that appears, click Delete. On the confirmation message box that appears, click OK.

(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621079%28v=office.14%29.aspx) To reset the content index Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a service application administrator for the Search service application for which you want to reset the content index. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications. On the Manage Search Applications page, click the Search service application for which you want to reset the content index. On the Search Service Application: Search Administration page, in the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click Index Reset. On the Search Service Application: Index Reset page, verify that the Deactivate search alerts during reset check box is checked, and then click Reset Now. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click OK to confirm the content index reset. The Search Service Application: Search Administration page opens and the System Status is displayed. Perform a full crawl.




 

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