Randomly, faced an annoying problem that some times when I try to configure both the WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 search services, I get an error; even on a fresh deployment.
The WSS service threw this error;
The MOSS service threw this error;
“An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: OSearch (administrator)”
and sure as always Sharepoint uses well documented and self explaining error messages (Pure Sarcasm, nothing true here, Thanks Microsoft for challenging us)
After multiple trials I succeeded, the solution was really simple. Simply I was filling the Service Account name without the Domain part, ex. svcAccount. While Sharepoint expects it with the domain part, ex. domain\svcAccount. Voila!
So whenever you see one of these errors again, you should understand that Sharepoint is requesting the domain part; does not need any more clarification
I’m eager to test this part in the next Sharepoint version.