Sharepoint 2013 Search Service Application stuck 'loading'''

Mark Gozick 1 Reputation point
2020-12-07T21:56:12.01+00:00

Correlation ID in the logs show the following:

SearchAppSystemWebPart: acquire Search Application and Content - 00:00:00.
SearchApi (): invalid parameter databaseConnectionString
System.ArgumentException: databaseConnectionString at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi.AssertParameter(String parameterName, Boolean condition) at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi..ctor(String applicationName, String databaseConnectionString, Boolean native) at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication.get_SettingsSearchApi() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AdminComponent.Refresh() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchComponent.EnsureRefresh() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication.get_AdminComponent() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchApi..ctor(SearchServiceApplication application) at Microsoft...
SearchApi (): invalid parameter databaseConnectionString
....Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication.get_SearchApi() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.SearchApplicationSystemStatus.GetStatusString(SearchServiceApplication searchApp) at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.SearchApplicationSystemStatus.BindContentToTable(Int32 pageNumber, Table contentTable)

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  1. Jerry Xu-MSFT 7,916 Reputation points
    2020-12-08T02:44:44.103+00:00

    Hi, @Mark Gozick ,

    Here are something you can try :

    1. Make sure Search service account have administrator permission on the SQL server holding search database, and can access the databases.
    2. Check the account running the application pool holding search service. Make sure it has local administrator permission on WFEs running search components.
    3. Clear configuration Cache.

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