I have created a site collection which has an enterprise search as well. Only the search box on the homepage of enterprise search shows search suggestions where as no other site or sub-site shows.

What could be the reason for it and how to enable it?

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If you enabled the Search Suggestion according to this Technet, it should work for everybody. Make Sure Prepare query Suggestions timer job completed successfully, if not then run the below power-shell and then test it.

Start-SPTimerJob -Identity "prepare query suggestions"

Another Suggestion is, turn off the suggestions, then turn on & run the timer job, now test it.

  • Didn't help. I had already tried all this
    – Saksham
    Jun 11, 2014 at 16:04

The suggestions have an "owner" scope, if the scope is not the SSA it will not show up everywhere.

  • Can you please elaborate a bit
    – Saksham
    Jun 11, 2014 at 16:03
  • I have checked by Get-SPEnterpriseSearchOwner -Level SSA and it returns some values whereas for other levels it throws exception. Can you PLEASE guide me to the right direction
    – Saksham
    Jun 12, 2014 at 6:00
  • Troubleshoot this by determining if the Suggestion you seek is in the scope of your site. You can use PowerShell to change the scope if needed. Jun 15, 2014 at 8:43

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