Start Menu - Search Does not works Properly in Windows 2016 Standard.

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Start Menu - Search Does not works Properly in Windows 2016 Standard.
Created a Setup file and configured shortcut in Start menu programs, able to see the .exe in start programs , but not able find,when we search in start menu.
Same works on 2019 and 2012, does not works on 2016 Servers. any idea friends.
Tried few solutions but not succeeded , below are them
Started the Search service, and indexed , so luck
on Taskbar, ended the searchui and tried checking no luck
Tried – SfC /Scannow too no luck.

Tried    Deleting Data Folder in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search  - No luck, 

Tried - DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth  &  sfc /scannow  - No Luck ,

Tried - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
            Right-click the Search icon and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value                    BingSearchEnabled.  - No luck

Tired - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\BackgroundAccessApplications
Right click BackgroundAccessApplications, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the value GlobalUserDisabled and set its data to 0.  - Noluck , 

I see the Search and Cortana application  verions is (Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.7.0.14393_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy) 10.0.14393.2430. 

can you please help, if anyone come crossed the issue.

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This can be caused due to many reasons, if sfc /scannow and DISM commands does not fix please check the below post which helps to trouble shoot further