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When you try to run the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (Psconfig.exe) from the command line, you receive the following error message:
Failed to register SharePoint services
This server is not the indexer of this search application.
This issue occurs if the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 database is hosted on a separate computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server. In this situation, the Windows SharePoint Services search logon account may not have the correct permission to access or to query the Windows SharePoint Services database on the computer that is running SQL Server.
To work around this issue, stop the Windows SharePoint Services Search service. Then, add a domain account that has permissions to access the computer that is running SQL Server. To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 923896 - Last Review: May 28, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
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