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I have just setup an instance of Sharepoint 2013 foundation and created a new site with a couple files on it, the problem is that that the search service always reports "Searchable Items: 0", I'm new to sharepoint and tried to look at the log file but it is simply huge, there are new log file entries almost every second and I can't seem to find a usable error message. I appreciate any help that could help me find the problem with the search crawler. Thanks, Paulo

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Start with permissions, does the default crawl account have access to the content. Next look at crawl logs. I don't spend any time in Foundation, but in Server you can review the crawl logs for the content source and get an idea of what is going on.

  • Hi Matt, I have the search app under a user called "sp_services", a domain user that is db_owner of the WS_CONTENT database and also an owner on the SharePoint website, when I look at the logs I don't see errors, just a lot of messages, I'm posting some here, maybe you idenfity something. – paul-2011 Oct 20 '13 at 20:55
  • CSSFeedersManager statistics Regular Crawl group: #items in plugin 0; #items in batches ready to submit: 0; # submitted = 0 – paul-2011 Oct 20 '13 at 20:58
  • CSSFeedersManager statistics Regular Crawl group: there are no active feeders or none of the feeders ever submitted any items – paul-2011 Oct 20 '13 at 21:01
  • CSSFeedersManager statistics Continuous Crawl group: #items in plugin 0; #items in batches ready to submit: 0; # submitted = 0 – paul-2011 Oct 20 '13 at 21:03
  • @paul-2011 does the crawl account have a full read policy on the Web Application (it should by default)? Looking at the errors it seems that the SSA may not be fully (or correctly) provisioned. I don't work in Foundation, so I raelly can't help much more. – Matthew McDermott Oct 23 '13 at 15:32

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