I want to activate the search service on my sharepoint 2013 server via the service application management. So i add a search service application. Configuration loader

After some time, an error occurs: error

does anyone know, how to solve this problem?

Thanks in advance Jürgen

  • Do you have any special characters (or accented characters) in any of the fields when creating the service application? Mar 11, 2013 at 13:55
  • no, only letters Mar 11, 2013 at 13:59
  • does anyone already have a solution for this ? Apr 25, 2013 at 13:50

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You will need to add the Search Service Managed Account to the WSS_ADMIN_WPG Group.

See here: http://kancharla-sharepoint.blogspot.in/2012/07/the-sddl-string-contains-invalid-sid-or.html

  • Thanks for the reply but I still have the same error :( Mar 12, 2013 at 11:53
  • Have you tried restarting the machine or an iisreset after the above action? Mar 12, 2013 at 12:10
  • yes - now i did but it is still not working... I made a new Account called sp_searchservice, added this acc to the farm administrators via CA after that, I followed your link and used the power shell commands. Tried to reinstall the service but the error still occurs. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:18
  • I'm facing this problem too. Did you solved it? I'm spending hours. I tried going to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server\" there I found the folder "Analytics_"+ guid. So i tried to share the folder but it still occurs
    – MIlena
    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:00
  • Hi! sorry i forgot to post my answer... Reinstall the server with the needed services activated... Sometimes activating services after the installation is bugged (for me). Oct 14, 2013 at 6:29

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