Exchange Server 2007 Search feature doesn't work ?
Hi All, I'm having problem with the Exchange 2007 Search, Every Mailbox has set indexenabled=true. Exchange Indexer is running and it has created index catalogs, but catalogs is quite big (4.19 GB) and searching doesn't return result. I also did Test-ExchangeSearch for each mailbox returns -1. and also I've found this website: which one should I use better in production during business hours ? To Rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog Using the ResetSearchIndex.ps1 Script or To Manually Rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog without causing downtime ?/* Windows Infrastructure Support Engineer */
June 22nd, 2009 10:16am

Per my knowledge, the difference between two methods is just if you want to do it manually or automatically. For troubleshooting, I would prefer to do it manually, which can confirm the result of each action The catalog usually costs about 5% of the total database size, whats the size of the database currently? I assume that you must have seen KB 945077, right? Since it show the same symptom as yours and you are trying to rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog However, if the KB above still not fixes the issue, in order to troubleshoot the Exchange Search Issues, please use this article Exchange Search FAQ
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June 22nd, 2009 11:47am

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Scripts> Get-MailboxDatabase | ResetSearchIndex.ps1 -force -all MSExchangeSearch service stopped removing: D:\EXCHANGE DATABASE\Mailbox\CatalogData-5470b959-25f7-4fbd-8ded-397672ee279b-cc64dd2d-2428-4f12-bba2-79d6d34c4d27 removing: D:\EXCHANGE DATABASE\Public Folder\CatalogData-e04adc54-2dad-47ab-b5a8-b0b9928f680a-cc64dd2d-2428-4f12-bba2-79d6d34c4d27 MSExchangeSearch service Started test-exchangesearch mymailbox ResultFound SearchTime ----------- ---------- False -1 Hi James, I've executed the script once again after i restarted the server and yes, the index is still about 129 kb in size, during the first few minutes after i execute the force reset script, i can perform a search for the item inside my inbox, but now i can't do it anymore. I also did a test-exchangesearch cmdlets and the result is -1 ? /* Windows Infrastructure Support Engineer */
June 23rd, 2009 1:57am

Please use my posts in this thread to troubleshoot the issue
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June 23rd, 2009 4:30am

How's the issue now?
June 29th, 2009 8:30am

Hi, it works ! I did: Test-ExchangeSearch | fl ResultFound : True SearchTime : 8 and the above is the result. Cheers./* Windows Infrastructure Support Engineer */
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August 24th, 2009 8:31am

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