SharePoint 2013: Search has encountered a problem using query builder

Issue  You write search query from query builder in edit result source page. Later you test it and get an error stating “Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned”.    Possible cause and steps to rectify the issue  Check if there is any issue with a refinable managed property  Go to refinement…

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SharePoint 2010: Incorrect Author Name displayed in the search results

Its been noticed that when users search for documents they see incorrect Author in the search results on a SharePoint 2010 site.  Example: Author is set as ABC in the metadata of the documents, however they get the Author in the search results as XYZ.  Cause  Registry Key value of “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager\EnableAuthorOverride” is set…

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Implicit managed properties in SharePoint and SharePoint Online

Frequently Asked Questions Why are some managed properties in the SharePoint search schema displaying as disabled or gray? In SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016, site columns that contain values automatically become managed properties when they are crawled. This saves you time. In the Search schema, these automatically generated managed properties are indicated by gray…

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SharePoint Designer adds characters to DataFormWebPart XSLT

When You create a DataFormWebPart on a web part page in SharePoint Designer and edit the page in Normal Mode by clicking the Edit file link in the page information Customization section. Then you switch to Advanced Mode using the Advanced Mode ribbon button. After doing so you notice that extra white spaces and false…

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SharePoint : First SharePoint Designer Workflow does not start Automatically

After publishing changes to an Auto Start Workflow using SharePoint Designer, one may find that the Workflow is not processed after a new item is created. However, after the second item is created, the Workflow is process as expected.  If SharePoint logging is configured for Verbose output under category “SharePoint Foundation > Workflow Infrastructure”, the…

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SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search : Stuff you should know about Cloud SSA

Cloud SSA is one of the latest offerings in SharePoint search world which is next level in a Hybrid Configuration Scenario . Here is a Great Post by Brian here which provides some insights of what entails in a Cloud SSA Setup While we had many customer’s Try & Deploy Cloud SSA , leading to…

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Overview & Setup of MIM Configuration as External Identity Manager in SharePoint 2016

Previous versions of SharePoint Server had a built-in copy of ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM) that ran inside SharePoint Server. That version of FIM powered the User Profile Synchronization for products like SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2013. But in SharePoint Server 2016, FIM has been removed in favor of Microsoft Identity Manager, which is…

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SharePoint 2016: Audience Compilation & Manager Population issues with External Identity Manager Configuration

In SharePoint 2016 , if you have  configured Synchronization Settings  to use External Identity Manager , Population of manager Attribute for User profiles &  Audience Compilation using Active Directory  groups will not work .  Let’s Discuss this Scenario  in  Detail Manager Attribute : Once the User is Assigned a Manager  in Active Directory & sync …

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