Access to HOSTS file denied by search service

  • Access to HOSTS file denied by search service George2

    I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I met with strange SharePoint internal error when click some links on a web site. I have tried to use SPTraceView ( to dump related logs, I find the following error logs, any ideas what is wrong? I am not sure whether in my scenario, using SPTraceView is the best way to diagnose, any better ideas to diagnose?

    Application Server Job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administrator.SearchServiceInstance(xxxxxxxx-xxx GUID) Reason: access to file "C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS" is denied.

    BTW: when using anonymous user, no such errors.

    thanks in advance!

  • Google seems to be returning quite a few results on this one.

    Seems you might have to manually re-configure permissions on your HOSTS file

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