I have recently being configuring a basic SharePoint 2010 Foundation setup for a client and noticed that I was unable to perform searches. When I attempted to I received the error “Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer. Contact your administrator for more information.”
Apparently something didn’t happen during the configuration steps for the Web Application/Site Collection. After having a look around I found the following worked to rectify the problem:
- Go to SharePoint Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Content Databases (Underneath Databases).
- Select the correct SharePoint web application associated Content database – this will open the “Manage Content Database Settings” page.
- Make sure that the Search Server is set on the “Manage Content Database Settings” page.
- You might also like to check the Timer Jobs server details as well. Mine wasn’t set either.