An error occurred in the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Search (SharePointPSSearch) service. The plug-in did not connect to the SQL Server instance, and the update of the content source cannot continue.
To resolve this issue execute the following steps:
Look in the Application event log for related events and information. The Application event log can be viewed through the Event Viewer snap-in which can be found in the Computer Management console. The following task will start the Computer Management console:
Start Computer Management Console
Address any issues in the event log that are responsible for this failure.
If necessary restart Microsoft SQL Server and/or the Search service. The service can be stopped and restarted using the following tasks:
Stop Search Service
Start Search Service
For information about the SharePointPSSearch service and content indexes, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide.