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When I perform a search nothing is returned. I have two Web Applications.

  • Intranet
  • My Sites

Intranet only has landing page with the text “This is a test”. My Sites has imported 300 users from AD. I have filled in my profile.

When I search for my surname in enterprise search it returns nothing. When I search for test in search it returns nothing.

My Content source for search has the URL for both web applications. I have performed a full crawl.

My Search has Success 54 and All Errors as 0.

My search user has the “Retrieve People Data for Search Crawlers” selected on the User service.

In User policy for both web applicatiosn my search user has full read access.

What could I be missing to getting my content appearing in the search results?


When I came into the office this morning in normal search i searched for my surname. It then asked "Did I Mean" surnameJ" (Our login names are surname first insitail of name). Clicking on this returned the 3 generated images of profile picture.

Searching for my surname in the people search still returned nothing.

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Is the Search Service in the service proxy group associated with your web app? – GavinB Nov 24 '11 at 21:09
Where would i check that? – John Nov 24 '11 at 22:13
Central Administration > Application Mangagement > Service Applications > Configure service application associations – GavinB Nov 25 '11 at 2:38
Are all in the default group. All check boxes checked. – John Nov 25 '11 at 8:54
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For search to index AD you need to make sure that in your content source that you have:


Results from AD (If all the other steps have been followed) should now appear.

Hat tip to where I saw that you need to use a differnt protocol.

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