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So, we’ve successfully started the Search service, which means it will be available to be
applied to the web application when we create it.
IS YOUR VSS SERVICE NOT PLAYING WELL WITH SHAREPOINT?
After enabling Search, you might see the occasional Volume Shadow Copy service error in the
Application log in Event Viewer, which basically says there was an unexpected error and access
was denied (event ID 8193).
If you do a little digging, you’ll find that the search account (which drives the mssearch.exe ser v ice
referred to in the details of the error) requires full control of the registry key listed in the error:
Once that account has access to that key, the error goes away. Beware; online there are articles saying
the content access account (which usually means the indexer) requires permissions, but in fact it’s
the account that runs the Search service itself, which in my case is dem0tek\spfsearch.
Registering managed accounts and enabling Search before creating the first web application
(so you can put your first SharePoint site collection it in) are good ideas, since both settings are
needed before proceeding. However, there are a few additional quick configurations we should
get done before we get to web applications.
I’m talking about Business Data Connectivity (BDC), a new service available with this version of
SharePoint, as well as data collection for usage and health information and sandboxed solutions.
Starting and Configuring the Business Data Connectivity Service
The BDC service is enabled in two stages: starting the service and configuring a new service
application for it. You can start the service first and then configure the application, or vice versa.
S T A R T I N G T H E BDC S E R V I C E
For this example, we are going to start the service first and then configure it.
1. To start the BDC service, go to the Services On Server page (System Settings in the Quick
Launch bar and then Manage Services On Server). You may already be there, since this is
where you ended up after starting the Search service.
On the Services On Server page, the Business Data Connectivity service itself does not
have any settings to configure from there, but by default it is not started, as you can see in