SharePoint 2013 – Index lookup failed to work since no active index cell was available

Got this error in the ULS logs when I went to run a Full Crawl on my Single Server SharePoint 2013 installation – well three server really (SharePoint, Office Web Apps and Database).  At the same time I was getting a warning triangle against my Index Partition and for some reason against my Admin Component and also the Searchable Items was saying “All Errors” .  Also when doing a search I was getting the “Oops Something went wrong” After not finding any real help on the Internet, I simply decided to reset the index.  This certainly cleared the Partition and Admin Component errors but I was still getting the search query error.

So I simply logged onto the server and restarted the Search Service 15 process via the Services.msc.  This seemed to clear the errors and now everything is working just fine.

Not necessarily a great solution for a production environment, but for demos and POCs it’s just fine.


Dave Mc


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