How to configure SharePoint 2013 Search service?

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.


  1. Go to Central Administration and select Manage Service Application
  2. Open and click the Search Service Application list menu, you will be redirected to Search Administration page
  3. Select “Content Sources” from left side menu
  4. Select “Start Full Crawl” from dropdown menu in order to crawl your data from the databasesrch4

After a few minutes or hours (depends on content size), your search will start showing display results!