Category Archives: Search

Redirecting from osssearchresults.aspx

In SharePoint MOSS 2007, when you turn on the custom scope in site collection’s “Search Settings”, most of search results will be displayed at /SearchCenter/Pages/results.aspx. The exceptions are at the contextual search (This site, This List: Documents etc) and it … Continue reading

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Add support for PDF indexing – and more about iFilters

Out of the box, SharePoint only index/crawl DOC, XLS, PPT, TXT and HTM files. Here are the steps to install Acrobat PDF IFilter 6.0 on a SharePoint 2007 server to allow PDF file content to be indexed by the Search … Continue reading

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10 Things To Optimize your SharePoint Server Indexing

Good post from Joel Oleson’s blog – I found it (and the links inside) very useful. Quote below: 1) Put your Search db and on separate disks transaction logs, both the fastest most optimized disks with fast optimized spindles for … Continue reading

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Error event ID 6398 and 6482 – about security rights of OSearch service

I have huge number of following erros in the event log “Application folder”: Event ID 6398 The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.IndexingScheduleJobDefinition (ID b94e8106-b5f9-4c2d-ad98-2871bcc4c669) threw an exception. More information is included below. Retrieving the COM class factory for component … Continue reading

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Load testing on indexing BDC data

The BDC source here are in a MS SQL database. In most of the test the SharePoint indexing server, SharePoint SQL and the BDC data source SQL are in same server (a very powerful one). Initially the speed was very … Continue reading

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Findings on SharePoint Search – BDC – 2

In search result page, when you click on the “View Profile” page, it does call the database to retrieve the data. So Authentication mode is important here. If you specify “PassThrough”, make sure the “Default content access account” (seem in … Continue reading

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Findings on SharePoint Search – BDC – 1

Steps to add BDC to Sharepoint search: Define BDC XML file (you can try this GUI editor but it doesn’t help that much. You’d better still have to read the XML file through and understand it.) Import BDC Application file. … Continue reading

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