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!


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    do you have a Search Service Application Application ? The SearchService.svc comes along with it normally.
    – GillouX
    Jul 11, 2011 at 7:17
  • Yes We do have a search application!
    – neo269
    Jul 11, 2011 at 8:18
  • Any idea how to solve it?
    – neo269
    Jul 11, 2011 at 8:35
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    When you put this adresse in your browser, what does it say ? server:32843/3966a8bf4a4e4e338fda8adb4980a596/SearchService.svc
    – GillouX
    Jul 11, 2011 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, 2011 at 8:41

1 Answer 1


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.

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