SharePoint 2010 Search Error: “Internal server error exception”

Configured SharePoint 2010 Search in a new environment. When trying to search, received: Internal server error exception:” Error! Here are some workarounds:


  • Restart the SharePoint timer services/ IIS/ SharePoint Search service / Restart Server
  • Enable the “Search Server WebParts” feature on the Site Collection level.
  • Run the “Search and Process” Timer Job
  • Make sure your search service application is associated with the right proxy! (Go to Application Management >> Select Configure service application associations under the Service Application heading >>Select the default Application, select Your service app, Then click on set as default)
  • ensure that the “SharePoint Server Search” and “Search Query and Site Settings Service” services are running
  • Verify your AAM Settings
  • ensuring that the application pool is assigned correctly
  • Remove and reinstall the search application
  • Install the Hot fix:

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