SharePoint 2010 Search Error: The Search Request was unable to connect to Search Service.

If incase you see below while searching on SharePoint Portal, then you can follow the solution as below:

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Then I logged on the server remotely and check the SharePoint Service in the Start –> Programs –> Administrative Tools –> Services. The name of the service was ” SharePoint Server Search 14″, i checked and its status was “Stopped”, I started the service and my search was functioning perfect.

 

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At times when we reboot our SharePoint Server, then the manual services needs to be started manually, so it is better recommended to put critical services as Automatic.

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