After you have completed setup and the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, you new SP server is almost ready! If you upload a few documents or create some list items, it is expected to get those details as a search results. So, where is the problem? In most cases you need to setup search service initially and index all content on site collection.
- Go to Central Administration and select Manage Service Application
- Open and click the Search Service Application list menu, you will be redirected to Search Administration page
- Select “Content Sources” from left side menu
- Select “Start Full Crawl” from dropdown menu in order to crawl your data from the database
After a few minutes or hours (depends on content size), your search will start showing display results!