Fast Search for SharePoint 2010: Crawl running but not crawling content

This is an oldie but goodie in the sense that I just resolved this yesterday but my customer is still on SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search 2010. They are nostalgic what can I say Symptoms were that the crawl would run for hours but nothing was logged in the crawl log Problem #1 I looked…

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SP 2010 and FAST Search: inconsistent search results between Search Center and search.asmx service

Problem: When querying a specific term ie "book reports"  via a search web service at url http://server/contentlibrary/_vti_bin/search.asmx they were seeing less than 100 results but when searching via the Search Center it returned 100s of results. Cause: results from the web site were set to use Stemming, so both plural and nonplural forms of the search…

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FAST Search for SP 2010: How to check to see if Advanced Filter Pack is enabled

This tip came about because we came out with security patch that only affected FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 deployments that have the ‘Advanced Filter Pack’ enabled. By default, it is disabled. My customer wanted to definitively check to see if it was enabled in order to prepare to install the security patch. How to…

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Hello out there. let the games begin

Hi everyone, My name is Sal Rosales and I joined PFE (Premier Field Engineering) in August 2011. I am a dedicated SharePoint PFE and hope that this blog will serve as a way to help the rest of you SharePoint warriors with issues you may come across with this massive beast we all love called ‘SharePoint’. Let…

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