Application Server job failed for service instance SearchServiceInstance

with an SPUpdatedConcurrencyException. Here’s the detailed update conflict error message:

Application Server job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (56e7982c-ffa5-47a2-8f8a-75491ea0f1d3).

Reason: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SearchDataAccessServiceInstance was updated by DOMAIN\SPSERVER$, in the OWSTIMER (1320) process, on machine SPSERVER.  View the tracing log for more information about the conflict.

Technical Support Details:
Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SearchDataAccessServiceInstance was updated by DOMAIN\SPSERVER$, in the OWSTIMER (1320) process, on machine SPSERVER.  View the tracing log for more information about the conflict.
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Synchronize()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ApplicationServerJob.ProvisionLocalSharedServiceInstances(Boolean isAdministrationServiceJob)

This error occurs every minute in the event log.

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Another sympton is that you might not be able to access the content sources in the central administration. This URL looks like:

/_admin/search/listcontentsources.aspx?appid=">http://spserver:<PORT_OF_CENTRAL_ADMINISTRATION>/_admin/search/listcontentsources.aspx?appid=<GUID>

To resolve this error you must clear all server’s Program caches:

1. Delete all contents unter

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\<GUID>

2. Create a cache.ini file and set it’s content with “1”:

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There might be an issue with service accounts, so be sure to have a proper understanding of using deployment administrative and service accounts and the post-installation steps for search.

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