Problems installing Windows Sharepoint Search services ?

If you get the following error:

The call to SearchServiceInstance.Provision (server 'YourServerName') failed. Setting back to previous status 'Disabled'. System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: OSearch ('YourSearchAcct') at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPAdvApi32.ChangeServiceConfiguration(String strServiceName, String strAccountName, SecureString sstrPassword, IdentityType identityType, Boolean bDontRestartService) ....

Then YOU MUST CHECK that you have provided the user name in the format [domain]\[username]


Chris Cox said...

That's exactly what I needed! Thanks so much for posting this tip.

Sumit Kumar Domyan said...

Great, Thanks :-)