Outlook freezes trying to search

My Outlook (2007) froze trying to search in any folder, even an empty one 😦

Problem:

Windows Search Service (Windows 7)

Event Log Error:

The plug-in in <Search.TripoliIndexer> cannot be initialized

Solution:

Start Windows Search Service (it was stopped, I don’t why 😦 ). However, I couldn’t do it straigh forward and first I had to set the value from 1 to 0 for the next registry entry :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\SetupCompleted

After set that entry to 0, I tryied to start the service and it works fine. That entry automatically is set up to 1 again.

I hope it helps.

PS: My fount of inspiration was the next forum discussion:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/e286be80-ed7e-4026-b6b7-d512ff642db5

About Ramon Tebar

Software Engineer specialised on Microsoft Technologies with experience in large projects for different industrial sectors as developer, consultant and architect. I enjoy designing and developing software applications, it is my job and one of my hobbies. I’m interested in design patterns, new technologies and best practices. Making those part of the ALM process is a great challenge. During the last years, I have specialised in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (now Dynamics 365). I customise and extend the platform to provide tailored solutions and integrations based on service-oriented architectures and messages queuing. Motivated by community events and contributor in blogs, technical books, open source projects and forums, I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Dynamics 365 (CRM) since 2012.

Posted on May 22, 2012, in Outlook and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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