SharePoint 2010 Search, Gantt Chart Bug?

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​I can neither confirm nor deny this is a SharePoint bug, but it is something I have received the same results from on three different farms.I would be curious if others have encountered this or have any insight into the issue. So, what exactly is the issue?When running a search crawl, you get an error similar to The crawler could … Read More

SharePoint 2010 Document IDs

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Recently I’ve been involved in a project which heavily utilizes Document IDs.  Some of the questions that came up, I was having some issues finding a clear answer for, so this is my attempts to hopefully clear up questions around Document IDs.  This is based on different information I have read as well as some hands on experimenting with various … Read More

PDF iFilter, x64 and speed

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Today was the day for new PDF iFilter information to be posted.  First of all, Adobe FINALLY released their 64 bit iFilter for SharePoint, it can be download here.  I haven’t tried it out yet, but I have a 64 bit install all ready to try it on.  I’ll put up any additional info once I install it and try … Read More

Office Search Server won’t rebuild index

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I had a strange problem the other day with search.  I was working with a SharePoint install after stsadm had been used to move the search index.  There were quite a few errors being thrown including errors about the index when we would go in and set up content sources.  We tried resetting everything in the Search settings, deleting and … Read More

SharePoint 14 FAST Search

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Details are starting to surface about SharePoint 14.  One of the details that has been solidified in the last couple of days is the integration of Microsoft’s acquisition of  FAST Search into SharePoint 14.  Microsoft made the first step towards the integration this past June when they released FAST Search web parts for SharePoint 2007. It will be exiting to … Read More

SharePoint Search can’t crawl SharePoint site – Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

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I was working with a client the other day who was having problems with search.  They had a SharePoint site that search couldn’t crawl.  The first thing to check was obviously permissions and those all worked fine.  I started digging into it and found it was the error: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM … Read More

Google It … or … Bing It

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That’s right, Microsoft latest ravamp of their search engine is not available and it is called Bing.  Go check it out and www.bing.com.  First off, I’m glad they changed the name from Live to Bing.  Live Search just wasn’t unique enough.  I’m interested to hear others thoughts on the name change as well.I haven’t had a ton of time to … Read More

SharePoint Search and Security

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SharePoint is designed to security trim your search results based on your user ID, a great feature to have in SharePoint as you don’t want search to return results of pages and content a user doesn’t have access too.  However, this requires one extra step at times when moving a site from development to testing or even to production. I’m … Read More

Reset Search Index – SharePoint Timer Job

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We have been having an issue with our search indexing and crawling in one of our SharePoint farms.  The problem is that after an undetermined set of time, pretty much all search queries wind up returning several results that show nothing but an IE icon.  The result isn’t attached or any page or give any textual information.  Obviously best case … Read More