The Problem: SharePoint search was not working in the current production environment and when you search you get a error message saying 'Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer. Contact your administrator for more information'. You also notice that the SharePoint search service is running as a windows service in the service console but not visible under farm services in the Central Administration. The cause: Search services not properly configured registered in the SharePoint farm level. The resolution steps: