Category Archives: FS4SP

“About X results”: Sharepoint 2013 Search result counts keep changing

A question that’s asked fairly often is regarding the fact that Sharepoint Search seems to show inconsistent result counts from what is initially shown on the very first page and as you move along. Here is an example below: Interestingly … Continue reading

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Interpreting “Crawl Queue” report with Sharepoint search

We’ve noticed something interesting a few weeks ago while working on a FAST Sharepoint 2010 system.  One of the advanced Search Administration Reports called Crawl Queue report was suddenly showing a consistent spike in “Links to Process” counter.  This report … Continue reading

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The 4 Essential Concepts You Need to Know To Use Any Search Engine Efficiently

When you go to your insert-search-application-name-here enter a query and hit the search button, what exactly are you searching on? One of the hardest things to do in IT (or in any field, really) is to sometimes take a step … Continue reading

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How to get authenticated/secure results through the QRServer in FAST Search for SharePoint

I received an email from an ex-student today that forced me to remember how to send an authenticated query to the QRServer in FAST Search for SharePoint. The reason for doing this is that when you issue a query through … Continue reading

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How “Remove Duplicate Results” works in FAST Search for SharePoint

This is a question that I have received quite a few times, and this time I thought I would get some screenshots and detail the process a little bit in here so that other folks can take advantage of this … Continue reading

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How to force an item to be removed from the index immediately with FAST Search for SharePoint

Very important reminder: the tip below will explain how to remove an item from the index, yet this does not prevent it from being picked up during the next crawl (full/incremental). In order to prevent the item from being crawled … Continue reading

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Understanding Crawled Properties, Managed Properties and Full-text Index – Part 1

A while ago I received an email from a previous student asking my thoughts about an issue in his environment. He was crawling some content that had a metadata he wanted to use as the title for the items indexed, … Continue reading

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