Monday, April 16, 2007

An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: OSearch (AccountName)

I was trying very hard to start the “Office SharePoint Server Search” in my MOSS farm environment. I was getting the above error message for the last 2 days and couldn’t figure out what the hell is I am doing wrong.

Guess what???? I had to enter the domain name followed by the user name to fix this problem. (Ex:domainName\AccountName).

Cant believe it took me long to realize this…..live and learn….

50 Comments:

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took me 5 days to realise this too until i saw your blog!

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. It also worked for me as well.

-Vashkar
vashkar@gmail.com

 
At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Pom said...

After 3 days and several groun-up installation, this one works for me too!!!

Thanks!

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just saved me with this post!!! THANKS!

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! and Thank you!

Almost pull all my my hair out!

Ken

 
At 1:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it worked for me too...

thanks a lot !

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You!! You've saved me a ton of time.

 
At 2:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

saved my install too! THX!!!!

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Sun said...

Thanks it really saved my time. Suneet Sharma

 
At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This worked for me. Don't you think microsoft should provide example beside the description?

 
At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!
AAARRGGHHHHHHHhhh HA HA HA

 
At 2:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable, I encountered the same issue.

but now your blog entry is the first hit on live search.

:-)

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made my day! I'm glad I decided to google search and Your's was the first hit! Thank you, Thank you!

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. You've saved me.

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! I had the issue for 10 minutes, then I Googled and your blog was the first i clicked! This is what is really great about the internet and its applications.....

 
At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome post, thank you very very much!!!

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Manoj said...

Thanks buddy.... it saved my time....

 
At 4:20 AM, Blogger RyAnne said...

I love you! Thank you!

 
At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God I found this within a few minutes of the error.

 
At 2:20 AM, Blogger sugia said...

Why don't everybody give me some advice about this problems???
I also take it, it make me crazy!!!

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Nilesh Thakkar said...

Thanks a lot, i spent 2 days, and after all i got solution from your blog.. Thanks once again.

 
At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Yathi said...

he he.. it took me only one hour! after that I looked at your post ;)

Thanks.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger Dan said...

bloody hell!

 
At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers mate...helped me solve it...damn...heheh

 
At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are GOD

 
At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. I spent 1 day before realizing this.

 
At 5:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to your post I didnt have to spend days ... but i doid spend hours

 
At 1:47 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Why didn't I think of that myself: OSearch(AccountName) means I forgot to include the domain name? Duh! [/sarcasm]

You're clearly a hero.

 
At 5:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!!! I tried it several times before deciding I needed to Google it.. and I got your site. Thanks for being descriptive Msoft

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome!

I googled u and u saved my day:D

 
At 5:06 AM, Blogger Steve Ruiz said...

it's always great when you find the resolution to your problem immediately :)

 
At 5:00 AM, Blogger Chilamo said...

hello! but is this on a single server farm only config that u guys are getting it sortd? min is a large farm and it is not even getting to the section to put in username and password

 
At 2:58 AM, Anonymous SPH8ter said...

As all of u above. Fixed after googling, luckily for me/us only 10minutes of wasted lifetime. Good Error handling m$ ... pause.. nooôt!

tnx man

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting a domain name still isn't working...mmm...wonder what will? The search account is a local admin user too....

 
At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post. You just helped to make a frustrating afternoon end on a good note!

 
At 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope someone from Microsoft is reading these blogs and learning something...

 
At 4:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me two seconds :) just the time to find this great post. Thanks a lot

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Swapnil Patil said...

Still i am getting the same error after entering domain name\username

An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: Cannot start service OSearch on computer '.'.

 
At 2:24 AM, Blogger aaron said...

Thank you! Just spent 3 days before coming across your blog. Amazing how you miss something so obvious!

 
At 1:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I only wasted 1 day before finding your post. Why can't they just label the fields properly?

 
At 9:22 PM, Anonymous benjamin said...

jaja, hatte ich auch gerade das Problem

 
At 11:19 PM, Anonymous r@ said...

your post probably just saved me 3 days of debugging :)

 
At 3:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't work for me, i get the same error

 
At 4:15 PM, OpenID dobinf said...

this post solution saved me a day. thanks and keep writing...

 
At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. You probably saved me hours of time! It's always the little mistakes that cause the most trouble.

 
At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes thank you! you're a life saver!

 
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