I have installed and configured SharePoint 2010 to run on the same box as the SQL Server its running from in Windows Server 2008 R2. Everything is working fine except the search. I have uploaded several documents and tagged several items (documents, tasks, announcements etc), however whenever I search the site using the defaul search, i get nothing returned no matter what i search on, I simply get "We did not find any results for [search term]". I know there is setup needed if you wish to use "FAST search", but do I have to do anything to get the standard default search to work?
After installing the system you need to configure your indexing job.
Kindly check the content source --> edit. In the Start Address. Whether you have entered your site address and use this protocol "sps3".once you done. start the full crawl.
In the search administration-->check for the scopes.
Atlast, Check whether SharePoint Foundation/Server Search is in Started Status.
Still if you face this problem, Let me know.