While continuing to set up my demo build, i ran a search and attempted to set up an alert so that I would be notified by email whenever the contents of the search result changed. I received the following error message:
“Search Alerts have been turned off for this search application. For assistance, contact your server administrator”.
To correct this, what you need to do is:
- Go into Central Admin
- Select General Application Settings
- Under Search – Select Farm Search Administration
- In the lower part of the screen you will have a list containing at least one search service application. For a standard installation you will have one entry titled “Search Service Application“, click on this.
- The next screen presents you with the System Status and a load of settings for the search service. Towards the bottom of the status list you will see Search Alerts Status and to the right it will say Off with a link saying enable. Click on enable and the job is done.