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

After configuring the Search application in SharePoint 2010 I recieved the following error:

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

To resolve this issue we need to associate the Search application with the Web Application in which this site collection is created. This need to be done from Central Administration:

 

16 thoughts on “The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

  1. Thanks a lot……I had missed out this step..n hence missed lunch, so that i could fix it……..You helped me ….Thanks again….

    1. Hi Cynem, Sorry for my late reply but I was away for a few days. Please give me some more information so I could help you out. How did you configure the search? What is the error that you receive?
      Regards, ronald

  2. hi,

    my site is alreay assosicated. crawlers is workign fine, i can see files in index location folders on app server as well as on both WFEs. but still getting this error.

    one thing i need to ask that here we use proxy internall but we are not crawling any external content i did not defined any proxy setting SP CA. it is right?

  3. Hi

    I am getting this error when trying to search content on sharepoint 2010:

    Error
    Internal server error exception:

    Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

    Correlation ID: fa5610d0-2e21-4a56-abd7-60e27f3f3440

    Date and Time: 2012/02/13 02:56:33 PM
    Go back to site Go back to site

  4. Hi Moses,

    Looks like something wrong in the base configuration of your farm. Which service applications do you use and version of SharePoint?
    Did you upgrade your farm lately?

    Try to run the SharePoint 2010 Products COnfiguration Wizard again on the server.

    regards, ronald

  5. Hi Ronald

    The service is Search Service Application and SharePoint 2010 Foundation.

    It tells me from the Upgrade sessions that it has ran an upgrade. And again the password changes for the farm admistrator recently.

    I have ran the SharePoint 2010 Products COnfiguration Wizard but still no success.

    I have removed the Search Service Application and recreated again but still no success.

    I don’t know what to do anymore?

    What do you mean by the base configuration?

  6. Hi Ronald

    What does this logs mean for the search error?

    Failed to find the XML file at location ’14TemplateFeaturesPowerPivotfeature.xml’ 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    FeaFeature definition missing for Feature ‘PowerPivot’ (Id: ‘f8c51e81-0b46-4535-a3d5-244f63e1cab9′) 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    Setting [Display] as the FormContext.FormMode for the current page 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    Looking for a cached value matching f403a015-c7f2-4094-aece-309f64364c49 in the Profile Property Cache cache. 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    Cache hit. 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    User Profile Application Proxy failed to retrieve partitions from User Profile Application: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException: No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator. at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_ApplicationProperties() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_PartitionIDs() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.IsAvailable(SPServiceContext serviceContext) 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    Looking for a cached value matching f403a015-c7f2-4094-aece-309f64364c49 in the Profile Property Cache cache. 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473
    Cache hit. 35dcd57e-deaa-4d09-b3f5-ea19767fd473

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