Is there some way for me to simply "re-initialize" SharePoint Foundation Search in 2010?
Simply clicking on the SharePoint Foundation Search in Central Admin -> Services on Server yields: Object reference not set to an instance of an object... I can't do anything with it via Central admin, attempts to start it or modify its settings give me that error. Nothing in the ULS log, nothing in the event log.
I can execute Get-SPSearchService / Get-SPSearchServiceInstance and see some results. Is there some way to just wipe it and start over -- without affecting the web application I've built?
I was simply trying to get the search functionality working and I have somehow made things worse in that now Central Admin will have nothing to do with the SharePoint Foundation Search service...
I rebooted and now get a slightly better error message:
Some or all identity references could not be translated.
I am trying to update the managed account and the crawl account but am unable to do so via Central Admin -- I've tried the following to no avail:
set-spsearchservice -identity eb2babc1-2828-4153-b39f-49738809a526 -crawlaccount domain\sp_crawl -crawlpassword (convertto-securestring "12345" -AsPlainText -force)
Powershell just stares blankly at me I'm not sure anything was accomplished.