I have SP2013 foundation version. I am trying to create a result source but when I click on "Launch Query Builder", I am getting the following error :

"Not able to connect to search service to retrieve valid settings" when launching Query Builder in Central Administration

I have tried the following:

  • Give Administrator rights for the Search Service Application to the corresponding user (in Central Administration GUI or over PowersShell Commands)
  • Check if the Search Service Application is associated as a service connection to the Central Administration web application.
  • Can you check if the user which is trying to launch Query builder is Admin of Search Service Application? – Amit Jan 19 '15 at 5:50
  • yes user having full control and administrative privileges. – vijay shukla Jan 19 '15 at 12:37
  • I found in my case it was because I had two search service applications, deleted one and the query builder began working. – user692942 Mar 23 '15 at 13:18

Please try executing the following command in SharePoint Server 2013 Management Shell as administrator and test the issue again:

Enable-SPFeature SearchWebParts -url http://<central admin url>
  • i already active this feature from central administrator. please confirm me i am having sp 2013 foundation version so its is possible to run search service application on foundation version. – vijay shukla Jan 19 '15 at 12:38

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