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The call to SPSearchServiceInstance.Provision (server ‘xxxx’) failed

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Today I was trying to set-up "Windows SharePoint Services Search Service" and I stuck with strange error (with almost as usually doesn’t say to much 🙂 ):
Of course I go immiedietly to the SharePoint log and found there :
05/05/2009 08:42:41.25  w3wp.exe (0x0F18)                        0x0878 Search Server Common           MS Search Administration       8dw7 High     The call to SPSearchServiceInstance.Provision (server ‘HEMPEL-9DECEAE6’) failed. Setting back to previous status ‘Disabled’. System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: SPSearch (SPShared)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPAdvApi32.ChangeServiceConfiguration(String strServiceName, String strAccountName, SecureString sstrPassword, IdentityType identityType, Boolean bDontRestartService)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.ProvisionProcessIdentity(String strUserName, SecureString secStrPassword, IdentityType identityType, Boolean isAdminProcess, Boolean isWindowsService, String strServiceName, Boolean dontRestartService)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProcessIdentity.ProvisionInternal(SecureString sstrPassword, Boolean isRunningInTimer)     at Microsof… 
05/05/2009 08:42:41.25* w3wp.exe (0x0F18)                        0x0878 Search Server Common           MS Search Administration       8dw7 High     …t.SharePoint.Administration.SPProcessIdentity.Provision()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWindowsServiceInstance.ProvisionCredentials()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWindowsServiceInstance.Provision(Boolean start)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWindowsServiceInstance.Provision()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchServiceInstance.Provision()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Internal.UI.SPSearchServiceInstanceSettings.BtnSubmit_Click(Object sender, EventArgs args) 
05/05/2009 08:42:41.25  w3wp.exe (0x0F18)                        0x0878 Windows SharePoint Services    Topology                       8xqz Medium   Updating SPPersistedObject SPSearchServiceInstance Parent=SPServer Name=HEMPEL-9DECEAE6. Version: 3435 Ensure: 0, HashCode: 720107, Id: fe3fce74-36af-4404-a65d-e6dab96557b3, Stack:    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPPersistedObject.Update()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServiceInstance.Update()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Administration.SPSearchServiceInstance.Update()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Internal.UI.SPSearchServiceInstanceSettings.BtnSubmit_Click(Object sender, EventArgs args)     at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)     at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)     at System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)     at Syste… 

REASON = I did provide as a service account just a login name without domain/computer name.
so, remember to always use login with the domain (<domain>\<login>) when you are providing accounts to host some sharepoint services.

Written by Mariusz Gorzoch

5 May 2009 at 08:57

Posted in SharePoint

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