Running Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V role enabled. When running Hyper-V
you cannot enable Search Services, which in-turn does not allow Indexing to
run. Without Indexing you cannot use Fast Search.
Solution Since the Hyper-V disables Search Services, the only alternatives are to either a) disable Hyper-V and enable Search Services, or b) setup a second server to use as the Fast Search server.
Notes and References
Hardware/Software Configuration Platform: INTEL
OS Version: XP32