Unable to add the SharePoint farm and it fails with "None of the Web servers for the specified server farm could be accessed" if indexing locations are missing or corrupt.

Problem

Unable to add the SharePoint farm and it fails with "None of the Web servers for the specified server farm could be accessed" if indexing locations are missing or corrupt.

Error Message

Error in the selection list  :    None of the Web servers for the specified server farm could be accessed.

SPSWrapper log shows the following:

[3064] 01/09/13 15:20:14 IndexLoations is not null and Count is 2
[3064] 01/09/13 15:20:14 Sending  index location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\40606716-64f4-4dcd-aa48-5f08fbaa6212-query-0
[3064] 01/09/13 15:20:14 Sending  index location \40606716-64f4-4dcd-aa48-5f08fbaa6212
[3064] 01/09/13 15:20:14 !!  General Exception in Get Topology caught in GetTopology()
[3064] 01/09/13 15:20:14      General Information:
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. 

Cause

1.  This issue can occur if the indexing location is missing or corrupt.
2.  It can also happen if the indexing location has been specified to an unused/unavailable destination.

Solution

The references to the Indexing locations specified in the SPSWrapper log need to be corrected in central administration console for the Sharepoint farm to be added.


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