We know this a very common question which as resolutions already given like below. However these are not working for us;

WebSite search does not find any result

Search Results Web Part is not showing any results

Search box not returning any results

amongst others...

We are banging our heads for hours now.

Content gets crawled correctly. No errors However Search just doesn't show any result. Not even for "*"

We have Followed the below MSDN link to configure Search Service Application

Create and configure search service application

Then set Service connections in Central Admin for the Web Application enter image description here

Then confirmed the Crawl URL is same as the URL of Application in Alternate Access Mapping for Default Zone

[Update] Topology status; enter image description here

Crawl Status enter image description here

Kindly let know are we missing any thing. Kindly let know if any further details required.

  • Do you have all green checkmarks in "Search Application Topology" in the search admin page? Oct 31, 2018 at 1:16
  • In the Crawl Log do you see "Successes"? And is the number reasonable for your number of documents, pages, etc? Oct 31, 2018 at 1:17
  • Hi Mike. Thanks for the response. Have updated the post with your asked information. Crawl has many successes and Topology has all green checkmarks. Please see details.
    – shoab
    Oct 31, 2018 at 5:12

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My Bad,

All by mistake while i was creating the Site Collection had given a different user as Site Collection Administrator than the user used for Content source account. After setting the Site Col admin account same as the content source account. results started showing as expected.

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