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Solution: Unable to retrieve topology component health states. This may be because the admin component is not up and running.

While setting up a new SharePoint 2013 SP1 farm on Windows Server 2012 I ran into a problem where search wasn’t working correctly.

The error being displayed in the search admin screen was:

“Unable to retrieve topology component health states. This may be because the admin component is not up and running.”

I did extensive searches and eventually tracked down a comment by “sheep” on this blog:

https://redcrust.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/unable-to-retrieve-topology-component-health-states-this-may-be-because-the-admin-component-is-not-up-and-running/

It turns out I just needed to install .net 3.5.

Installation was interesting but I found the solution here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/09/29/attempting-to-install-net-framework-3-5-on-windows-server-2012-r2-fails-with-error-code-0x800f0906-or-the-source-files-could-not-be-downloaded-even-when-supplying-source.aspx

Thanks internet for solving my problem!

 

 

 

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