Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to davidfrommi)
Were you able to find a solution to this? I am having the same issue...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to davidfrommi)
I have the same issue, in my case I've determined that the lookup fails whenever Adobe Creative Suite 6 is installed. I don't have a final solution yet, (I set up a case with Apple on Friday but won't be back in the office until Tuesday to follow up), but uninstalling CS6 allows the application list to build normally. Of course, I can't roll out Profile Manager until I can add CS6 to the approved application list but at least I can set up all of the other application-related options while I wait.
To see if you're situation is the same as mine, here's what happens when I open the Application list and get the "A Server Error has Occurred" message.
The following events are logged:
- ReportCrash: DebugSymbols was unable to start a spotlight query: spotlight is not responding or disabled.
- ReportCrash: failed looking up LS service ( scCreateSystemService returned MACH_PORT_NULL, called from 3) SetupCoreApplicationServicesCommunicationPort, so using client-side NULL calls.
- ReportCrash: LaunchServices/5123589: Unable to lookup coreservices session port for session 0x186a0 uid=0 euid=0
- ReportCrash: Saved crash report for ruby version 83.4 to /Library/Logs/Diagnosticreports/ruby_2012-10-17-124804_SERVERNAME.crash
Events #2 & #3 are logged multiple times before Ruby finally crashes.
Below is the start of the crash report:
Process: ruby 
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ruby 
User ID: 220
PlugIn Path: /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/share/devicemgr/backend/lib/Sy stemApplicationExtension.bundle
PlugIn Identifier: SystemApplicationExtension.bundle
PlugIn Version: ??? (820.10)
Date/Time: 2012-10-17 12:48:04.422 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Report Version: 10
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000
VM Regions Near 0:
__TEXT 000000010d1fd000-000000010d1fe000 [ 4K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby
Application Specific Information:
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
...[thread details removed]...
I'll post the solution once I have it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Daniel Lyons)
Heard back from Apple today. It's now a "known issue" but has been passed on to Adobe to be fixed. I suspect that there's something odd in Adobe's application package that's thowing off the Spotlight search.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to davidfrommi)
Having the exact same problem, with the same error message in the console. There are no Adobe applications installed, the machine is pretty much stock.
Any other suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to Zero Six)
Same issue, no adobe products installed here either.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to Zero Six)
If you haven't already, try the solutions in this thread. The official response to my case was that it's Adobe's problem not Apple's - if you're having the same issue with no Adobe software please let Apple know and open a new case if you can.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 9:14 PM (in response to Daniel Lyons)
I think I may have figured it out. A folder in the /applications/ folder was what was causing mine to crash. As I recall, Adobe installs all of it's apps into their own folder.