SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application Configuration

While there have been some major changes made to Search in SharePoint 2013, the process of creating the service application really hasn’t change much at all.

From the Central Admin Home page click Manage service applications under Application Management..

In the Ribbon click New and select Search Service Application.

Name your Search Service Application and Select a service account

Next you’ll select or create an application pool for search.  I’m just going to run on a existing app pool to conserve resources.  If this were production I’d likely create a new app pool for both the search admin web service and the search query and site settings web service.

Click OK and wait…

Upon completion you’ll be presented with the following:

Note: the second time I configured the service app I accessed Central Admin from a computer that wasn’t part of the farm and it appeared to get hung up.  I then browsed to the service aplicaitons screen, search showed up just as it does below and everything works as it should.

Stay tuned, my next search posting will cover how to configure search from this point.


About tbithell
I am the Chief Technical Architect of Portals at B2B Technologies, LLC in Atlanta GA. I first started working on SharePoint in 2005, and have built SharePoint portals and developed custom solutions for a wide variety of users. I have a MS in Computer Science and am a SharePoint 2010 MCITP and MCPD. I am very excited about the new version, and will be blogging about it on a regular basis as I explore the newly released Preview and future releases.

8 Responses to SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application Configuration

  1. Partha Pratim Paul says:

    Thanks. It is very helpful. Waiting for your other post.

    • tbithell says:

      I will be posting more on Search soon. I learned quite a bit about search at the Conferance and plan on posting more details as soon as I have some time.

  2. Witalij Witwicki says:

    Thanks for sharing. I certainly hope for more posts on Search. I followed a technet guide to configure Serch Center, but it seems I am missing something becouse it doesn’t show any search results.

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  5. Abderrahim says:

    thanks for sharing.
    i could configure the search well on a publish site, but there is no result for annonymous users !!
    can you tell how can i enable search for annonymous users ?

    • tbithell says:

      Is your content accessible to anonymous users? They are going to need at least read permissions in order to be able to see your search results. You’ll need to set each web app that your search content lives in to allow anonymous access and then you will need to set them to be able to either read the entire site or list and libraries at the site collection level. If you go the list and libraries route, depending on your permissions inheritance situation you will need to set the lists and libraries to allow anonymous users to read their content.

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