"The description for Event ID ( 8214 ) in Source ( Windows SharePoint Services 3 ) cannot be found." RRS feed

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  • Here is the error message:

    The description for Event ID ( 8214 ) in Source ( Windows SharePoint Services 3 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: A request was made for a URL, http://ladvw2k3sp01:23784, which has not been configured in Alternate Access Mappings.  Some links may point to the Alternate Access URL for the default zone, http://ladvw2k3sp03:23784.  Review the Alternate Access mappings for this Web application at http://ladvw2k3sp03:23784/_admin/AlternateUrlCollections.aspx and consider adding http://ladvw2k3sp01:23784 as a Public Alternate Access URL if it will be used frequently.  Help on this error:

    What happens is the search will work sometimes but not always.  A refresh will sometimes bring results then nothing.  clicking the numbers for index or next again brings back no results.  Pulling my hair out.  Have all applications SQL, and Search indexing on one server including SP then 2 web servers to serve up the queries.  All queries seem to only be hitting one of the web serveres.  Do the web servers have to have the search service turned on?  Have seen others say that Index server has to be turned on - on the application server True or False?  Any help will be appreciated.  Looking @ the mappings now.  Running SP 2007 Moss enterprise on MS 2003.

    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:27 AM Posting to the SharePoint Search forum a post with the Title "Sharepoint Server Search" isn't helpful. Re-written with the error message text. (start)
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:45 PM


  • According to , if you use more than 1 server as query server, you should not put the index service and query service on the same server, since If the index role is installed on the same server computer as the query role, the index role no longer propagates content indexes to external query servers (the yellow background part of the blog).


    The error message (8214) is quite informative, the URL is not setup in AAM. I don't think this error is closely related to your search issue, since the URL seems to be the central administration web application, and usually, you will not crawl this web application.

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:59 AM
    Friday, March 12, 2010 5:43 AM