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WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"

I got this e-mail the other day:

Hi David,From your posting "How to install Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express - including how to install on Windows Home Server" it seems that you had some similar problems that I am experiencing regarding running wss3 and ssx on the same server.
In my case it effectively broke the "search this site" option and I'm trying to find a solution to this do you by any chance now what is my problem?

I keep getting the error message:The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

Regards

Peter

 

After a bit of research the answer can be found at http://wss.asaris.de/sites/walsh/Lists/WSSv3%20FAQ/DispForm.aspx?ID=1256.  While I have not used this, the feedback from Peter was excellent "Thanks a bundle, This was the solution to my problem.", so I feel confident sharing it.

 

ttfn

David


Posted Tue, Dec 18 2007 10:03 AM by David Overton

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DiasZ wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Fri, May 22 2009 10:12 AM

Hello,

unfortunately the link doesn´t work for me.

I have the same troubles, if you can post the solution or send me information to:

admin@diasz.at

i would be very happy.

Thanks a lot

DiasZ

Stewart wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Mon, Jun 22 2009 4:13 AM

Hi - I found the same - do you have that link available elsewhere?

Thanks.

David Overton wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Mon, Jun 22 2009 7:16 AM

I believe the link social.microsoft.com/.../8a6df0ce-f1a9-4730-bd31-66f0583d0a7e  has an answer to the problem.

Thanks

David

eru wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Mon, Nov 16 2009 8:34 PM

Can you post  a link that works  FFS?

Mostafa wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Mon, Dec 21 2009 12:38 PM

All links are not working, can you post any working link

Thanks

David Overton wrote re: WSS v3 Search and Search Server - how to mix the two and fix the error "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"
on Tue, Dec 22 2009 8:27 AM

all the links have indeed gone south, but I found that this search give several good answers, including some patches from Microsoft.

www.bing.com/search

Thanks

David

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