Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component – SharePoint Search can’t crawl SharePoint site

In this article, I will solve the below issue in the SharePoint Search.

Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component


Scenario

In SharePoint, I have performed a Full Crawl Search that has been finished properly, but I got the following error:

Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component


Cause

The SharePoint Web Application ASP.NET Impersonation status has been disabled.


Solution

  • Start > Administrative Tools > IIS Manager.
  • Navigate to the SharePoint web application >  Authentication > Select Asp.Net Impersonate > For Right side > below Actions > Click on Enable.

iis imporsenate

  • Check also the impersonation settings in Web.Config.

Set Impersonate in SharePoint Web.Config

  • Go back to run Full Crawl Search that should be now working properly.

Applies To
  • SharePoint Search.
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6 thoughts on “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component – SharePoint Search can’t crawl SharePoint site

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