If you experience the following error while trying to search in Microsoft SharePoint WSS 3.0:
“Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer”
Perform these steps to correct the issue:
- Go to Central Management on the SharePoint server.
- Click on Application Management.
- Click onto your main Database in the Database name Column.
- Towards the bottom of the screen you will see a section titled Search Server. Use the dropdown and select your SharePoint Search Server.
- Click OK.
Depending on how your search frequency is setup, Search on your site should now be operational.