Universal Search error: Error source: Windows Desktop Search Engine Error message: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, If available. No work was done.

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    [SYMPTOM]

    When performing a Search in the Universal Search the following error occurs:

     

     


     

    Error source: Windows Desktop Search Engine

     

    Error message: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated

    errors. Check each OLE DB status value, If available. No work

    was done.

    Error code: 0x80040e21

     

    On other machines in the GoldMine system, the Universal Search does not bring this error.

     

    [REASON]

    - Unknown and most likely environmental due to the Windows Search feature (which is responsible for file and document search and is used also by Universal Search)

    - This was primarily reported for upgraded Windows 10 machines (e.g. upgrade to Creators build)

     

    [WORKAROUND]

    As a quick 'workaround' in order to use the Universal Search (but it will be without Documents search) would be for the user to turn off document search in the Advanced options of the Universal Search.

     

    Steps:

    1. Go To >> Search >> Universal Search
    2. Check Advanced
    3. Button Options
    4. Tab Documents
    5. Uncheck the Include items from local Windows index and also (if applicable) uncheck Include items from remote Windows index



    6. OK

    Verify the Universal Search again and there should be no error anymore (but now documents are not searched anymore)