It all began while restarting the Office SharePoint Server Search service. I got the error

"The handle is invalid"

I tried modifying the Log On Identity of the service.  Changing this to "Local System", the service started without any errors. But being in a server farm this provided me with:

“The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service”

or actually it was in danish

”Søgeanmodningen kunne ikke oprette forbindelse til søgetjenesten.”

Solutions
1. Maybee the Accounts used to search dont have the right access needed or the Search services is not running. Check the services; Office SharePoint Server Search and Windows SharePoint Services Search
2. Search server settings
Go to Central Admin > Operations > Services on Server > Office SharePoint Server Search Service Setting -> "User this server for serving search queries”

Thank you:

http://fnoja.blogspot.com/2008/02/search-request-was-unable-to-connect-to.html

http://consultingblogs.emc.com/johnrayner/archive/2007/02/16/MOSS_3A00_-Error-_2200_The-handle-is-invalid_2200_-when-starting-Windows-SharePoint-Services-_2800_WSS_2900_-Search-service.aspx

 

 

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