SharePoint Search Errror – Search Host Controller not started

Search Host Controler

The SharePoint Search returns error message “Sorry, something went wrong”. Or for Administrator:”Unable to retrieve topology component health states. This may because the admin component is not up and running”. Often this might be caused by a Search Host Controller Service which is not started.

Check the Search Host Controller

The enduser might see this one:

Search Host Controler

The administrator might see this:

Search Host Controler

One reason might be that the Search Host Controller Service is not started. Therefore try to start the Search Host Controller Service in the Services Section:

Search Host Controler

Now check if your SharePoint Search runs again.

 

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Karsten Schneider
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He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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