Missing Server Side Dependencies – 8d6034c4-a416-e535-281a-6b714894e1aa

So what is this you ask?  Well, I did a little digging, I watched the Timer Job and the query it sent ( to the content database of the central admin site):

SELECT tp_WebPartTypeId, COUNT(1), tp_Assembly, tp_Class
FROM AllWebParts (NOLOCK)
WHERE tp_WebPartTypeId IS NOT NULL GROUP BY tp_WebPartTypeId, tp_Assembly, tp_Class

You get back a result set that has a null for the tp_Assembly column for the web part. What is this web part you ask, well it is the Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.SearchTopologyView web part
in the Microsoft.Office.Server.Search, Version=14.0.0.0,
Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c
assembly.

If you do a query to see where these 6 instance are:

select *
from AllWebParts
where tp_WebPartTypeId = '8D6034C4-A416-E535-281A-6B714894E1AA'

You will see that the web part exists on two pages:

  • SearchAdministration.aspx
  • SearchFarmDashboard.aspx

Open those pages, notice…It DOES exist!

Now, here is the funny thing – rerun the queries.  As soon as you open those pages, the databsae gets updated and the error will go away.  Weird!!!

Enjoy!
Chris

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