Hide Conversations from Search

If you want to hide the “Conversations” options from the dropdown menu that is shown after the Search box, the easiest way is to CSS hide it. Set the following class to “display:none”. #ctl00_PlaceHolderSearchArea_SmallSearchInputBox1_csr_NavDropdownList div:nth-child(3){display:none;}   Then you want to remove the same option from the Search center page (results.aspx) also. Edit the Search page …

Search hangs on “Starting”

I think I know why this happened from the beginning. I got the warning message in Health Reports about having Admin accounts running the app pools or services. So I have corrected one account and now all these messages are gone. But that caused a new problem with Search Service. The error message was: “Unable …

Create your own search control

I was looking for a way to get rid of the icon gosearch.gif in the Search Area in SharePoint: There is no way to replace the image with a css class, the only thing you can do is hide it with a new class that is called td.sbgo img and add the display:none to it. …

Error 6398

This is my platform: A server farm with one SQL Server and one WSS 3 SP2 server (win server 2003). I have installed Search Server Express 2008 with Swedish language packs. Everything is working fine, the search is up and running and all. But, in Event Viewer I got this error message each time the …

Event 2436 returns no search results

All of a sudden the search stopped working on a MOSS 2007 server. Looked into Event Viewer and found the error message: Event Type: WarningEvent Source: Office Server SearchEvent Category: GathererEvent ID: 2436Date: 24-04-2009Time: 13:29:31User: N/AComputer: DKxxx001Description:The start address cannot be crawled.Context: Application ‘SharedServices1’, Catalog ‘Portal_Content’Details: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access …

No results matching your search were found

A search on “All sites” returns results, but when you select the “This site: xxx” no results are returned: Match your default zone url in Alternate Access Mappings with the url used in the Content source, then you will fix this issue. A clarification: This issue concerned a MOSS server, not a WSS installation. Share …

Part 2: Search issues

This is the rest of the story regarding Search issues Problem: the customer has a server farm (the platform is one SQL, two WFE with MOSS 2007) and NLB running. When accessing one of the servers, the Search Box is missing. This is what the customer reported to me, and where my troubleshooting started. Summary: …

Part 1: Search issues.. again

Search had gone to status “Computing ranking”, happens every now and then. Usually a Full crawl makes the index work again, and status changes to Idle, but sometimes you have to perform the “Reset all crawled content”. Did that on a server yesterday, but this time the action hung and I got an error message …

Search and Basic Authentication

We wanted to add a Default Domain so that the users did not have to enter a domain name to logon to our site. Did that, using Basic Authentication and added our domains on the IIS site. Fine, worked perfectly – the user only had to enter the username and password to logon. Fine. But…. …