The Server was unable to save the form at this time error in SharePoint 2013

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In this post we will discuss how to resolve the error The Server was unable to save the form at this time which comes in SharePoint 2013.

Also you can check out my previous posts on:

– Enable Anonymous access to a SharePoint 2013 site

– custom timer job in sharepoint 2010

– Different ways to access SharePoint 2013 list data

I was working on SharePoint 2013 standalone server and suddenly found this error
“The Server was unable to save the form at this time. Please try again”.

I was working on a simple list to add the data into it. The error was not allowing me to add the data into the simple share point list. Searching on internet I came to know that restarting the “Search Host Controller Service” would solve the issue. The ideology was it was eating lot of RAM and so it has to be restarted. But since I knew this issue, in our server “Search Host Controller Service” was already disabled long back, since we were not working on search.

But some how I had to solve this issue since my SharePoint 2013 server was taking in any items.

So I decided to give a try and started “Search Host Controller Service” luckily it worked and I was able to add items to any list in the web application.

But I haven’t still figured it out why it worked. In my case the service was already disabled and it was not using RAM, So there is no point in saying restarting the service provided the much needed memory space. But it still worked 🙁

To restart “Search Host Controller Service” run the services.msc as Admin and start or restart the service. Hope it works for other too

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