I installed SharePoint 2013 a few weeks ago. I installed the update and the 4 patches. Everything worked fine for about a week.
Now I am having a couple of problems with the installation that prevents anything from working correctly. The services for SharePoint Search Host Controller and Sharepoing Server Search 15 will not start. When I try to start these services, I
get an err "Windows could not start the SharePoint Search Host Controller service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied." The other 3 services for SP (Administration, Timer, Tracing) start fine with the same account.
The other problem is that I cannot 'save' anything in my site. On a list, for example, if I update any data and try to save the list item, I get an error "The server was unable to save the
form at this time. Please try again."
What is wrong with my install that causes these problems.
Is your server able to get to the proper domain controller? If it is, then you don't have a login propblem per-se. The host controller is responsible for starting several other services that have been assigned to the particular search service
in the farm (admin, crawl, index, analysis, etc). It must be able to check the local configuration files it has and it must be able to query the search application admin component for any changes that might have occured. After it verfies what services
need to be run, it will attempt to start new process worker threads using the noderunner.exe shell. This will in turn start the WFE service hosts for each role.
My guess is that your topology has been changed in some weird way. How did you create the search service application? How many servers in the farm running search and how did you assign the roles?
Chris Givens CEO, Architecting Connected Systems
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