What happened to Search Administration?

What do you do when you open your Search Administration site and it looks like this?

Search Administration Errors

Or you open your Search Queries Report (SpUsageSSPSearchQueries.aspx) looks like this:

Search Query Report Errors

Or every time you open the Search Query Report you see the following in your Event Logs:

DCOM Errors!

Error Details

Event Type: Error

Event Source: DCOM

Event Category: None

Event ID: 10016

Date: 1/30/2009

Time: 2:16:35 PM

User: foo\srv_moss_ssp_app

Computer: MOSS

Description: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {BA126AD1-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E} to the user foo\srv_moss_ssp_app SID (S-1-5-21-1929346206-854414880-475923621-21603). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.


Well, I don’t know how, but the default SharePoint groups WSS_ADMIN_WPG and WSS_WPG were removed from the Windows\TEMP directory. This causes the cascading failures shown above. To resolve the problem just add the groups back to the folder. Give WSS_ADMIN_WPG Full Control. Give WS_WPG Read & Execute, List and Read rights.

Temp Directory Permissions

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