If your SharePoint DEV environment is a non domain on a single machine (or a VM) like the one described in my post about SharePoint 2010 standard/enterprise with SQL 2008 R2 on a single machine (standalone);
Your SharePoint Search in this DEV is likely not working, then I found a great post from Søren Nielsen, he created a very neat script that setup the Enterprise Search in your DEV environment "automagically"!
Follow the "Search Fix" section, you will find the handy script, and it work like a charm!
How to install a SharePoint 2010 Complete (Dev) Server without AD - By Søren Nielsen
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How to install and configure a standalone Sharepoint 2010 Server By Srikanth Nair
Many thanks to both Søren Nielsen and Srikanth Nair for Sharing the knowledge!