What could that message stem from? Any quick tips to diagnose?

Single server farm, remote SQL. IT guys in another location, I have no VPN for access to SCAW (Central Administration Web) .


The indexing server or sharepoint search services might be stopped unexpectedly. Try restarting them from Services MMC. If that doesn't work, reset IIS.


Without access to Central Admin, it is not really possible to diagnose.

  • No, it is an answer. In this particular users situation, he is unable to access the important aspects of SharePoint required to diagnose the issue. Nothing can be done aside from speculate. – Nat Oct 16 '12 at 20:25

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