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March 23, 2011

SharePoint: Error, Event ID 6482

Filed under: Errors,SharePoint — phil @ 6:06 am

Affected software: Windows SharePoint Server 3.0

Type : Error
Date : 3/23/2011
Time : 8:52:17 AM
Event : 6482
Source : Office SharePoint Server
Category : Office Server Shared Services
User : N/A
Computer : xxxxxxxx
Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (94fda143-13d5-4bd2-bab1-d23b38f4ad95).
Reason: The current operation timed-out after 3600 seconds
Techinal Support Details:
System.Net.WebException: The current operation timed-out after 3600 seconds
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.SynchronizeDefaultContentSource(IDictionary applications)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Synchronize()
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ApplicationServerJob.ProvisionLocalSharedServiceInstances(Boolean isAdministrationServiceJob)

Solution: This is caused by the Office Server Search Service having bad authentication information. First, go to Central Administration and click on the affected server. This should take you to the services on server view. Click on the Office SharePoint Server Search Service link and it will take you to the settings page. Enter the correct login information. On the machine itself, restart the Office SharePoint Server Search service in the Services management console. This should generate two new log entries Event IDs 10044 and 10045 indicating that changes to the configuration were successfully saved and imported. To re-enable search indexing on your site, restart IIS.

March 15, 2011

Preventative Maintenance

Filed under: General — phil @ 6:38 am

I’ve always been a big proponent of fixing problems. And I don’t mean band aid solutions. I mean looking at logs, testing ideas, and permanently fixing something that’s broken. I have often been (and will probably continue to be) at the receiving end of poor performance evaluations and mounting management frustration because of my “attitude”.

I have found vindication.

This article, Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened, was written a decade ago. If only I’d read it then.

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