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Getting the following on my WSS3 server. The server was renamed from GIMEL2 to GIMEL, and I ran stsadm -o renameserver. The search is running great, just want to remove this error

The start address sts3://gimel2:33055/contentdbid={f0bc201c-0341-4150-ba81-eac63b9affe4} cannot be crawled.

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

Details: The object was not found (0x80041201)

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Just a guess, but did you run an incremental or a full crawl after the rename? –  Kit Menke Apr 11 '11 at 16:34
    
Yes sir! Actually I stopped the search service and rebuilt it with another DB as a step towards troubleshooting. –  David Lozzi Apr 11 '11 at 17:03
    
Is this MOSS 2007? If this was SP2010 I'd suggest checking your content source names to see if they updated. –  MichaelF Apr 11 '11 at 17:47
    
If you run "stsadm -o spsearch -action list" from the command line on your WSS server, does it list "gimel2" anywhere in the results? –  Dave Wise Apr 11 '11 at 20:07
    
Do you have any redirects? –  REVA Apr 21 '11 at 18:48
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WSS does not have SSP or a Search Admin section which makes it really difficult to work with and troubleshoot.

I don't know how to actually change that reference, but an alias should make it work.

Open Central Admin > Operations > Alternate access mappings. Select the appropriate "Alternate Access Mapping Collection" and click "Add Internal URLs" Select the Default zone and enter http://gimel2

Run another index and verify that the error is gone.

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In your SSP admin site, go to Search Administration. On the left, go to Content Sources. Change the name of any content sources including gimel2, to gimel.

Hopefully this will sort it.

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