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How do I move the Search IndexLocation sharepoint 2013?

It is possible to change the search index location to a dedicated volume after the installation using PowerShell. You can find a great artivle about it here, the following is an abstract from that ...
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How can I search a specific subsite using the REST API in SharePoint 2013?

I think it should be: http://localhost/_api/search/query?querytext='test+path:"http://localhost/subsite/"' I have tested it at my end and it only shows the data from the subsite. If you need more ...
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Delete a corrupted Search Service in SharePoint 2013

Once I ran into the same problem long ago. The command stsadm -o deleteconfigurationobject -id “your search service application ID” helped. I was told that the PowerShell command Remove-...
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List Column as Crawled Property

Nothing is stupid here. When you create a custom column in a list do a full crawl and you will see a crawled property available with the name ows_ColumnName. You can't map a column to a Managed ...
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Documents are being displayed with a title equivalent to first words in document in search results. How can I change this to use the file name?

This is a well identified issue which was fixed with the Oct 2013 CU update to SP 2013. This happens because the managed property ‘Title’ is mapped to crawled property ‘MetadataExtractorTitle’ by ...
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Enterprise Search Center items not indexed?

Yes, it is normal. The Enterprise Search Center template will create a site, which is configured to not be indexed by the search crawler. You should be able to re-activate the indexing of the search ...
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Is there any option in SharePoint 2013 Office 365 to do Full Crawl or Incremental Crawl or Continuous Crawl?

You cannot set the crawl in O365. It is set to do a continuous crawl, and should take ~15 minutes for results to show in search results. However, in times of heavy use, that can increase to hours. ...
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How to use associate Search Center with Search Box?

You can specify a search center for all My Sites in the User Profiles Service Application > Setup My Sites > Preferred Search Center. Are the OOTB search box not working out? Be sure to add "/pages/" ...
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SharePoint 2013 continous crawl question and incremental

that is expected behavior, but it does not mean that incremental crawl runs every 4 hours. you have to select between continuous vs incremental. When you click on Continuous Crawl it disable the ...
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Windows could not start the "sharePoint Search Host Controller"

I have the same problem, and found solution - Here Corrupted node.ini file in AdminComponent1 folder - size 2kb, but empty when open with notepad. Solution - browse to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft ...
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Search Result Webpart showing "People who've written about"

Your query is tripping the out of the box "People Expertise Search" Query rule. You will find the definition in the SSA (or Site Collection) Query Rules under "Local People Results".
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How do I move the Search IndexLocation sharepoint 2013?

SharePoint 2013 places the Search index in the C: by default. There are many reasons why you would want to move the index to a different places. This script will take three parameters, the Search ...
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Is Full Crawl needed when main characteristics of managed property are updated

Yes it is. Please see this TechNet documentation for when a full crawl is needed. A Search service application administrator or site collection administrator added or changed a managed property. A ...
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Search Index degraded, index reset never completes

We had this exact same problem. This post is what worked for us, without having to recreate components like some will tell you to do. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kristopherloranger/archive/2014/09/26/...
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Sharepoint Search not displaying values from a list

After going through your question(which I must say well described), I figured out that only thing which you have to do is to create a custom Result Type and specify the display template(which you ...
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Is Enterprise Search Center an Enterprise Feature?

Yes the site template Enterprise Search Center is available in the SharePoint Server 2013 standard edition. The features of search NOT available in standard version is: Content Search Web Part ...
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Crawled Properties missing in Powershell but show in Central Admin

For SharePoint 2016 you can take implicit search crawled properties through Search Service Application proxy. $crawledPropertyName = "Crawled property name" $searchApplicationName = "Search ...
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SharePoint 2013 Server Search status stuck on "Unprovisioning"

I suggest you re-provisioning the Search Service Application using PowerShell command: Find the service which need to be provisioned. Get-SPServiceInstance -All Then run the commands to provision: ...
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How to add a new server to the farm to an existing search topology and not lose any search schema settings

The process is: Clone the existing topology Add the components to the new Search Server Activate the topology More or less, it'll look something like this: $si = Get-...
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Restrict Result Source to Specific Web Application

I realized my syntax was incorrect, and resolved the issue. it should be {?{searchTerms} PATH://testdoc2013} {?{searchTerms} PATH://testportal}
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Is there any option in SharePoint 2013 Office 365 to do Full Crawl or Incremental Crawl or Continuous Crawl?

No it is not possible, but you can request a reindexing on site level. See the following quote: When you have changed a managed property, or when you have changed the mapping of crawled and managed ...
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SharePoint Enterprise Search - Error: OfficeSearch14HealthSession

With regards to that particular error code it is linked to Performance Monitor. You could try Make sure the Search Service account is added in the Performance Log Users and afterwards check that you ...
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List Column as Crawled Property

The guys have given very thorough answers, to answer your final question about naming. For columns, avoid spaces in List Columns and Site Columns. For Managed Properties do not use dashes. For example ...
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What does the search index mean in Search Service Application?

Search Index is very similar to an index in a book. It's the place where all the keywords, metadata are stored during the Crawling process. Crawler analyze all the words in documents and put them into ...
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Search in private Exchange 2013 mailbox with Sharepoint 2013 Search Center

There are a couple things you could try. Nothing in SharePoint will let you do this. The only mailbox search that is possible from SharePoint is through eDiscovery and that requires too much overhead. ...
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What Happens if you Stop SpServiceInstance

Stop-SPServiceInstance This cmdlet will Stops the service instance for a service on the specified server or for the farm. Use the Start-SPServiceInstance cmdlet to start the service instance for a ...
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Unable to recreate a sharepoint site with a name that was previously used

Looks like, Site is still in SharePoint Admin Bin.You should this. Use powershell to create site collection Or Run this command Get-SPDeletedSiteenter link description here and if you get all the ...
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Exclude content source in Search Result in SharePoint 2013 for a specific Result Source

You can add two pages and two search verticals. The search criteria you should use is Edit Content Search WebPart Click Change Query Select a query = "Result Source" from the drop down. Here is a ...
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Intermittent errors when displaying Search Result

We had the same issue in one of our SharePoint 2010 farm. The issue was present when the search is made on the portal web application and the request is being accepted from a particular Web Front End ...
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How to move Search Service to another server SharePoint 2013?

To move the Search Components of SharePoint 2013 to another server can be done via PowerShell. There is no way to move the Search via Central Administration or modifying the Search Topology. It would ...
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