SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Search in my SP2010 environment is not working. The ULS log file is long & so I am posting in part here.

SharePoint Server Search Query dk9x High SearchServiceApplicationProxy::GetLocationConfigurations--Error occured: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The requested service, 'http://server:32843/3966a8bf4a4e4e338fda8adb4980a596/SearchService.svc' could not be activated. See the server's diagnostic trace logs for more information. Server stack trace: at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelUtilities.ValidateRequestReplyResponse(HttpWebRequest request, HttpWebResponse response, HttpChannelFactory factory, WebException responseException, ChannelBinding channelBinding) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.HttpChannelFactory.HttpRequestChannel.HttpChannelRequest.WaitForReply(TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.RequestChannel.Request(Message message, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.C... 5291a5f1-f08b-4d00-8dcd-cf5ab38361f6

The complete log has been uploaded here

Please have a look at the file above & provide solutions!


share|improve this question
do you have a Search Service Application Application ? The SearchService.svc comes along with it normally. – GillouX Jul 11 '11 at 7:17
Yes We do have a search application! – neo269 Jul 11 '11 at 8:18
Any idea how to solve it? – neo269 Jul 11 '11 at 8:35
When you put this adresse in your browser, what does it say ? server:32843/3966a8bf4a4e4e338fda8adb4980a596/SearchService.svc – GillouX Jul 11 '11 at 8:40
Error Internal server error exception: Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. Correlation ID: 04468cd3-e7a2-4e28-b5fe-ae1b8af8069a Date and Time: 11/07/2011 14:11:04 – neo269 Jul 11 '11 at 8:41

Saumil, Here is a helpful post that you can run through the steps to verify your search in SharePoint 2010 is configured properly.

My guess is that it has something to do with credentials of your Search Service Application.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.