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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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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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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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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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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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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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Implementing Hit-Highlighting in Sharepoint 2013

Found the solution. To get the highlighting to work, the code: var variableName = ctx.CurrentItem.csr_id; needs to be changed to: var variableName = ctx.CurrentItem.HitHighlightedProperties; and ...
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SharePoint 2013 search filters on left side

Those are called refiners. You can customize these by editing the page. Click the gear icon and select Edit page. Tick the down arrow on the refinement web part and select Edit Web Part. In the web ...
Eric Alexander's user avatar
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Crawl specific users for search

Could you explain a bit more? What do you want to achieve? If you want to filter the results you could simply go with a modified query in the resultsource / webpart something like JobTitle:Developer {...
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Crawled Properties - Difference between Basic:15 and Created

The main difference is, that the basic properties are available before the first crawl. The others are the ones returned by the SharePoint search. So your colleague maybe should start his crawler ;) ...
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Adding query to lookup the values of the list in search webpart

The answer to your question would be Managed property. For your particular question, Department field itself is a term set field already available to be queried. If you have maintained, the correct ...
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Search within the site is not working

The problem is that the site search box by default directs the search query to the SharePoint Foundation Search page at ~site/_layouts/15/osssearchresults.aspx. This is not the same as a Enterprise ...
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Search results counts changes when we change the sort order in sharepoint enterprise search

The count returned for search results is not an accurate number. That is why it says "About X results". Every time you change pages, the query is executed and SharePoint takes another guess at how ...
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How to make Two machine search service application using PowerShell?

For your production SharePoint farm with two servers, you'll need to install SharePoint onto both servers. Once you've created your search service application, you need to configure the search ...
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Zip files not highlighted issue in Enterprise Search site

You can prevent the files from being crawled. They won't show up in search results at all. Just create a crawl rule that Excludes the path to the zip files https://yoursite/*.zip
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Set the Continuous Crawl Interval in SharePoint 2016

You can try below powershell code: $ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $cs = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlContentSource -SearchApplication $ssa -Identity "Local SharePoint sites" Set-...
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Crawling ASPX pages in SharePoint Search

Based on the comment discussion, it appears that the ASPX-based website is not sending the correct headers. SharePoint, like any web crawler (or browser/proxy cache), relies on certain headers being ...
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SharePoint 2013 exclude few documents from search

This is absolutely possible. Please check the search service and then the crawl log. You can identify the specific document URL and then select remove this from index option. Central Administration ...
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What to do if users upload confidential information?

Use SharePoint permissions. SharePoint search, all versions, is security trimmed. If the user does not have permissions to the content, then they can't find it in search. If all of the problem ...
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What to do if users upload confidential information?

You can use a combination of eDiscovery and Search Result Removal. The eDiscovery component would help you discover the infractions and the Search Results Removal is the FASTEST way to remove the ...
Matthew McDermott's user avatar
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SharePoint 2013 Search Crawl Issue with https web application and local DNS

You need to ensure that the crawler can get to the destination SharePoint site without any certificate or access denied errors. Resolve all certificate errors by opening the site FROM the crawl server ...
Matthew McDermott's user avatar
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Configuring search query component on web server

The following URLs provide information on the required ports for firewalls: Plan security hardening for SharePoint 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262849.aspx SharePoint 2013 ...
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SQL database login for 'Config' on instance '' failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below

You need to change permission for SharePoint_Config database, you can do as follows: Login to SQL Server Management Studio under Database Engine using authorized login account. Expand Security tree ...
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Query components and active web front end servers in load balancer

As far Search load balancing, SharePoint control it and Most Probably Round Robin.It really does not matter on which server you configured the query component, you can configure it on WFE or on a ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint 2013 continous crawl question and incremental

What happens is if you set it to "Continious Crawl" is the following: Continious Crawls (These are not incrementals) will happen every 15 Minutes (default) In addition to the 15 minute continious ...
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What is easiest way to custom display templates in SharePoint 2013 Search

To create a custom display template, the best approach is to copy an existing one from Out-Of-Box display templates. With this, you can't overwrite the original one. To reach the display templates ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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How to set a page layout for SharePoint enterprise search result page?

If you go to the Site Setting > Page Layout and Site Template, you should be able to set up the preferred layout.
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Difference between #k= and ?k= in the url

I find this from one of the questions: When a user insert a search query in the search box, this 'search word' is automatically added to the URL (for example: "results.aspx?k=word") When the user ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint Search refiner does not work after loading Angular library

This happens because of Angular forces HashBang mode by default and it listens for URL changes then override the hash(#) queries which append by SharePoint refiner. You can avoid this by enabling ...
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