dstrode

I previously had WDS 2.6.6 installed and working great with Office 2003.

Have just upgraded to Office 2007, which requested WDS 3.0 installed, so I did.

Since then, indexing/searching appears like it might be OK (it does seem to return results), however I often get an error with WindowsSearch (Windows Search System Tray) pop up when select something from the desktop reults popup.

I can make force this to happen every time by running the WindowsSearch.exe with an Error signature AppName: windowssearch.exe AppVer: 6.0.5824.16387 ModName: windowssearch.exe ModVer: 6.0.5824.16387 Offset: 0000f490

I am running Windows XP SP2, IE7, Office 2007 Pro Plus.

Not a major problem, but any ideas

Thanks.



Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

David Peng - MSFT

What is the error message that you get If this is a crash, please send the crash report to Microsoft then go to Event Viewer under Application logs and reply with the Bucket ID of the crash.

Thanks,

David Peng (MSFT)





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

dstrode

David, just created & sent an error. Fault bucket is 339547066.

Thanks.





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

David Peng - MSFT

This is seems like a known issue and has been fixed in the next release of WDS. this is due to a corrupt registry. Please run a notepad, copy the registry entry below into notepad and save the file as "fix.reg" - without the quotes. Place this file on your desktop for easy access.

-- start copying after this line --

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E70C92A9-4BFD-11d1-8A95-00C04FB951F3}]
@="CLSID_StoreNamespace"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E70C92A9-4BFD-11d1-8A95-00C04FB951F3}\InprocServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,4f,00,75,00,74,00,6c,00,6f,00,6f,00,6b,00,20,00,45,00,\
78,00,70,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,5c,00,6d,00,73,00,6f,00,65,00,2e,00,64,\
00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Both"

-- end copy --

then double click that .reg file to have this entry registered in your computer. You probably need to restart your machine after the registry has been added.

Let me know if this fix works for you.

David Peng (MSFT)





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

dstrode

That does not appear to have worked, however I noticed it points to "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\msoe.dll", which does not exist on my machine (we do not use outlook express).





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

dstrode

I installed Outlook Express, and this seems to have resolved the problem.

Is this going to be a requirement





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

David Peng - MSFT

No but when you install OE, it fixes the .dll that caused WDS to crash. Thanks for the feedback.

David Peng (MSFT)





Re: Windows Desktop Search Help WindowsSearch.exe error

Vicars

Interesting. I was wondering why WDS (XP Win 2007 SP2 2.4mhz 1GB) has been crashing for 10-14 days or so. Consistently. Thats about the time when I uninstalled Outlook Express because I was not using it. Crashes centre around searchindexer.exe and windowssearch.exe. I have suffered most of the problems listed for both. I will try re-installing Outlook Express to see if that helps.