I've installed Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, and as a part of it, WSS 3.0 And for 6 month, it runs without fail, until yesterday. The search site refuses to perform search, and Search Central Administration gives cryptic error message
Looking at event log, I noticed there's a thousand error message from "Office Share Point Server" and "Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 (timer)" Here's the error message.
Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (6503413d-4031-4c19-aca7-927076e0b33f). Reason: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040D1B . . .
Searching the internet leads me to this page, which describes method I'm too afraid to try since it's an old article and there's a high probability that all the documents that I've uploaded would be deleted.
Searching for HRESULT: 0x80040D1B gives me the impression that maybe the error has something to do with permission.
So, my question is this. How can I get Search Server working again? How do I ensure that is not a permission problem?
My Server Configuration
OS : Win Server 2003 R2 SE 64 RAM : 8 Gigs Web Server and SQL Server are in the same box, without any server farm