I have a SharePoint 2013 Foundation on a Windows Server 2012 R2 and when I use search box in a site collection to search an document then nothing is returned, even though that document exists in the site collection.

I have the default Search Service Application created after the SharePoint installation.

In the Central Administration, when I go to Content Sources, there is no error when I do a Full crawl. I wait for few more minutes but nothing is found.

In the crawl log, columns named Successes, Errors, etc., each one are 0.

I don’t know why nothing is found. The user I use to crawl is sp-admin and it has rights to read everything (or that’s what I think).

The URL I have set up to crawl is the URL of the Web Application (let’s say: http://sharepoint), in order to crawl every site collection.

I have no idea why this is happening. I know that this feature is available in 2013 Foundation but I don’t know why it doesn’t work for me. I have googled but I don’t find anything about this.

  • First of all, what should I check in order to know that I have everything correct set up?
  • Second, if I have everything “correct”, how and where can I see what is error or failing?

Thank you!

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    Whats the crawl account you are using? Make sure it has read access to the web app and also try browsing your site with that account , just to ensure the permissions are properly setup Nov 6, 2017 at 0:51
  • @GauravVijh The crawl account I'm using is an administrator account called "sp-admin". I have already given it read access to web app, logged in as "sp-admin" in Administration, start full crawling, but nothing found :/. Please, if you need some screenshot just ask me. I still don't get why it doesn't work.
    – Sergio
    Nov 6, 2017 at 11:45
  • what authentication you are using in default zone? check the event log and ULS logs for more clue? make sure Search related services are running.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Nov 6, 2017 at 13:55


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