Issue in crawl after certificate is updated in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

Recently we observed that our crawl was continuing for a long time without any progress. On looking at the eventlog we found the below error:  “Failed to connect to SERVER Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor.” We found that FAST certificate had expired. We updated the certificate and crawl ran…

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Using SharePoint 2010 Search webservice in Javascript for FAST search for sharepoint 2010

Here we will see a simple example of calling SharePoint 2010 search web service in javascript. This example is for FAST search for SharePoint 2010, so we will use FQL in our query packet. We will be using XMLHttpRequest object for our request and response. We need to undertand the below XML structures for moving…

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Developing Windows 8 app: Accessing configuration files deployed as part of deployment

While developing your windows 8 app, you may need default configurations. In order to make things more generic, you may choose to keep your configuration in a separate xml to be deployed along with the app. Here, we will see how we can access a file deployed as part of deployment and use it. In…

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Implementing BCS connector based on enumerator methods

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 is all about accessing data external to SharePoint. BCS provides read/write access to external data from line-of-business (LOB) systems, Web services, databases, and other external systems within Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. BCS enhances the SharePoint platform’s capabilities with out-of-box features, services and tools that streamline development…

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Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope!!!

You have reached to this blog post probably after hitting into the below issue on executing: Set-ExecutionPolicy “RemoteSigned”   Error thrown may be as follows: Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope. Due to the override, your shell will…

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How to increase relevancy of FAST search results for "Phrase" query

Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 indexes data fed to the system during crawl. on query these indexes are used to retrieve relevant results. However, when the indexed data is very high and “Phrase” search is used we may not get as relevant results as expected. For example, in indexed data few words like “ABC” are…

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Crawl fails with error "The item may be too large or corrupt. You may also verify that you have the latest version of this IFilter"

Our crawl failed for large files with crawl error : “The item may be too large or corrupt. You may also verify that you have the latest version of this IFilter”. In eventviewer of the crawl component observed error: “The search service stopped the filter daemon because it was consuming too many resources. A new…

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Resolving error "No snap-ins have been registered for windows powershell version 2"

After doing some update\configuration changes in SharePoint Farm, I was getting this issue when trying to open “SharePoint 2010 Management Shell”: Add-PSSnapin : No snap-ins have been registered for windows powershell version 2 This was resolved by changing the path of the powershell.exe used to initiate the management shell. In properties -> Shortcut -> Target,…

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