Search Tips and Tricks

I was troubleshooting an issue where some users have added links like http://www.microsoft.comdefault.aspx and there are errors in the crawl logs as there is a ‘/’ missing in the above URL.  We had around 4 links like this and it is very difficult to find it by looking at the UI as the Portal is…

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How-to enable stemming when you search using the scope 'This Site' or 'This List'

When we search on a SharePoint site using the ‘This Site’ or ‘This List’ scope, the results are shows in the Osssearchresults.aspx page.  This page is not similar to the results.aspx which is shown when we use the ‘All Sites’ scope.  The results.aspx page is coming from the Search Center template and this page contains…

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How-To Rollup two lists in two site collections on a page

We can use the content by Query web part for rolling up of lists in a single place. But this only supports a single site collection. If you want to show the data from two lists residing in two different site collections, then we can use SharePoint Designer. I just explored with the help of…

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Some interesting facts about SharePoint 2007 Search

Can we search in any language other than English?  Do we need language pack for the same? Language Pack has nothing to do with search in languages other than English or the language in which SharePoint is depoyed. Out of the box, MOSS already shipped with the major wordbreakers/stemmers, although with very bad quality for some of the languages…

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Find the template that is applied to a site collection or a subsite

We can find the template ID that is chosen while creating a site collection or a site from the database.  Its easy to find the template once we have the ID. The ID is stored in the Webs table of the content db.  The ID is just a numberic value like 3, 4, 50 etc. …

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Check-out feature of SharePoint 2007

We have 2 kinds of Check outs, Short term and long term. If you click the drop-down of a document in a Doc lib and choose “check out”, that is a long term. When Word opens the document in “Read-Write” mode, it places a short term checkout on the document. In Office 2003 the short term…

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Functionality of 'Site Use Confirmation and Deletion' in Sharepoint

This feature works the same way as SPS 2003 / WSS V2.  When you configure this through Central admin site–>App Management–>Site Use Confirmation and Deletion with a number of days and some number of notices, Sharepoint will only wait for those number of days and will start sending the notices.  It is not actually checking…

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Troubleshooting Alerts

Question:  How to Troubleshoot Alerts in WSS 3.0 / MOSSAnswer: The most common issue in alert is the user will get the initial email, but will not get when changes are made to the list where he configured the alert.  Check the following settings in order and ensure that it is correct. 1.     Is it…

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