Thesaurus SharePoint 2007 Does Not Work

Sep 27, 2012 at 3:37 AM

I have installed the SharePoint 2007 Thesaurus solution on three different Farms now and it has neve worked. The Thesaurus solution seems to install ok and a menu item is pesented in the SSP. But when you click on it this is the message you get:

The search service is currently offline. Visit the Services on Server page in SharePoint Central Administration to verify whether the service is enabled. This might also be because an indexer move is in progress.

The most recent new Farm I installed it onto was as plain vanilla as you can get and it was the first solution I installed it into. My Search Services are working. My sites are crawled and the search UI returns results. Search scopes are regulartly recompiled without error.  

I have emailed the developer three times now and have not received a reply.

My suggestion to people is do not waste your time with this SharePoint Thesaurus solution. It does not work.