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Friday, November 30, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search Center deployment issues

A client had an issue recently trying to deploy the SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search Center site as a standalone application (i.e. a central search for a large farm). In multiple attempts, they were unable to deploy - creating the application was fine, but the site would not create.

Reviewing the logs didn't tell too much - errors but nothing specific. In checking the system, it turns out they had enabled the Search Services but hadn't deployed a Search Application. I created the application OK however, deployment still failed - it took a reboot but the deployment finally worked!

Hope this saves you some time.

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