SP2013 – Adding a new claim type encoding and its impact on Search

Hi Search Enthusiasts A quick heads up on some consequences on using custom claim type in SP2013. There is an impact on Search when you had a new Claim Type encoding in SP2013 using the following cmdlet New-SPClaimTypeEncoding https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219605.aspx   The Search feature in SP2013 (unlike in SP2010) is also using the list of Claim…

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SP2013 – Querying a document based on its Item ID

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! For troubleshooting purpose, you might want to look at the MPs of a specific document or list item. First you need to identify the internal document id also called the Item ID in the Crawl Log  (CA UI).   Once you have the id you’re looking for, you may use the Search…

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SP2013 – Crawler is unable to crawl some file share directories.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! Today I would like to share a SP2013 crawl issue one of my customers faced a while back. A File Share content source was set up in the Search Service Application but everytime a full crawl completes the crawl log was showing that no documents were sucessfully indexed. How to troubleshoot…

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SP2013 – Enable WCF tracing on the Search Admin Web Service (SearchAdmin.svc)

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! Today I will show you how to enable a WCF tracing on the Search Admin Web Service. When defining your SSA, you are asked to create two application pools : one for the Search Admin Web Service (SearchAdmin.svc) and one pool for the Search Query and Site Settings (SearchService.svc) Example   First step is…

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SP2013 – Get Query Suggestions to work with your custom result source in the Search Center.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! As a reminder about what Query Suggestions are in SP2013 Search: Query suggestions help users find information quickly by showing queries that might be similar to the one they’re typing. For example, as users start to type “sales”, they may be able to pick common sales-related queries from a list below…

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SP2013 – How to determine the id of your Result Source for setting the SourceId query parameter ?

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! One question I had the other day was how to determine the id of a Result Source so it could be set in the SourceId query parameter. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/microsoft.office.server.search.query.query.sourceid.aspx Specifies the identifier (ID) of the result source to be used to run the query. There are few ways but the easiest for…

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SP2013 – Configure search to use PDF iFilter

Hi Search Enthusiasts Just a quick post on a new feature in SP2013 Search. July CU 2014 introduces the ability to use an external PDF iFilter instead of the built-in handler in SP2013 Search. 1. Install July 2014 CU : KB 2882989 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882989 2. On every server that has a Content Processing components installed, Install…

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SP2013 – Hybrid Search Topology

Hi Search Enthusiasts Hybrid Search scenario is one of the major steps in integrating your SPO and OnPrem SP2013 environments. I just wanted to list down the phases and documentation links that are relevant in setting an Hybrid Search Topology. The set up process is lengthy hence it is important to keep in mind the overall…

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FAST ESP 5.x – Converting Clarity SearchStatus into CSVs.

Hi Clarity is a great tool for monitoring ESP either through the UI or requesting the supporting data as xml. The below script download clarity status in xml and update some .CSV files. The output files are pretty explanative to what they relate to.  Disclaimer : THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE DO…

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SP2013 – How to influence the Language detection at the document/item level

 Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I’d like to demonstrate a small workaround for language detection issues in SP2013. Why document language is important ?  The language is at the center to any linguistics features in SP2013: Tokenization (wordbreaking), Stemming (lemmatization), Fuzzy Name matching, thesaurus etc.OOB we do our best to determine the primary language of any…

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