I have a team site inside my SharePoint 2013. then i have added an Announcement app to the site, but then i try to add a new announcement i am getting the following error :- The server was unable to save the form at this time. Please try again

And i have added other apps such as calendars and document management to the same team site, and i am able to add items to these Apps without any problem. so can anyone advice on what is the problem with the announcement App?

closed as too broad by Benny Skogberg Jan 9 '14 at 9:43

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.


I came across this issue and google suggested me two things:

  • Perform an IISReset - No luck!
  • Check if have any Free Download Manager installed and associated with your browser? - Turns out I had IDM installed and I uninstalled that And Voila its FIXED!

I have found this to be directly related to the Search Host Controller Service. This apparently is gobbling up all the memory on the WFE. Once restarted I can now save the form items. I watched it regress from 8gb (max on this server) to about 6.7gb and suddenly this red error went away. I plan on doubling the memory to 16gb to try to remove the problem altogether.


There are already many links related to error you are getting. You can probably try these solutions.



and sometimes its just the memory issue. Your ram usage is very high. Close some applications to free up your ram and it works fine. Check your Ram usage in windows task manager

Hope this helps :)

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.