An indexer is not assigned to the Shared Services Provider


If you have come across this error message, you have probably done some changes in the search settings, like stopping the search service.

An Indexer is not assigned to the Shared Services Provider_1

The solution is to re-assign the indexer to the Shared Services Provider.

Here are the steps:

Open the SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration and click on the Shared Services Administration link in the left menu bar.

Image showing the Manage this Farm's Shared Services

Right click on your default Service Provider and select Edit Properties.

Image showing the Edit Proprerties menu item

Now, select the server that you want to use in the Index Server drop down list.

Image showing the Index Server selection

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