Ever had this 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.
This error is when you click on the Search Scopes on the site collection.
After much research on blogs and logs….. I was completely stuck and then I stepped back to think about what I’m trying to do.
It’s a setting in a site collection……So does this error occur with other site collections?
I discovered that the error was unique to this site collection.
I then started disabling site collection features.
And discovered this was the culprit.
I Deactivated it and reactivated it…..
And the search scope worked!!!!
The MPV crew couldn’t figure it out