SharePoint WSS 3.0 Search Error

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.

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