SharePoint 2007: Search service is Currently Offline

So if this happens

<blockquote>Error
The search service is currently offline. Visit the Services on Server page in SharePoint Central Administration to verify whether the service is enabled. This might also be because an indexer move is in progress.
Troubleshoot issues with Windows SharePoint Services.</blockquote>

This is probably the reason: These issues occur if the out of box (OOB) default scopes on the shared service provider (SSP) are deleted. K, that’s all.

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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