Troubleshooting the Indexing Service

This section lists common error messages and possible solutions. Some of the most common problems with the Indexing Service can be fixed quite easily. For more complex issues, search the Microsoft Knowledge Base online at for solutions.

No Documents Matched the Query

Instead of receiving a list of matching documents when you perform a query using the Indexing Service, you might receive the error message “No Documents Matched the Query.” This common error means that the catalog is responding correctly but that there is an incorrect setting somewhere. To find the incorrect setting, try each of the following procedures in turn, testing after each one:

  • In an .IDQ file, you ...

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