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Common troubleshooting step : SharePoint Search 2007 / 2010 / 2013

A. Check if you are able to browse SharePoint site on all search servers

B. Open Site > Go to Site Actions > Site settings > Search Visibility > select “Always index all aspx pages”

C. Create Disableloopback registry on search server

  1. Click Start > Run, type regedit, > OK
  2. In Registry Editor, locate:
  3. Right-click Lsa > New > DWORD 
  4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and ENTER.
  5. Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and OK.


D. Do we have proper IIS binding on all SP Servers

  1. Click Start > Run, type inetmgr, > OK
  2. Expand Server > Sites > Select you website
  3. On extreme right click on Edit Binding
  4. Make sure your entry here are proper as per URL given in content source in search service application


E. Do we have any entry on host file on any SharePoint servers? if yes why

F. Make sure Search Service Application connection proper

  1. Open Central Admin > Application Management > Manage Web Application

  2. Select you website > Select Service Connections from top ribbon

  3. Check if your Search service application is selected


G. Create New Search Service Application and try

H. Check “Crawl Logs” in Search Service application. Make sure your URL is crawled.


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