Setting up Profile Searches…

There is a new step when setting up People Search which has caught me a couple of times now…

Step 1: In the Search Settings in Central Admin, define a default search “Content Access” account…

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Step 2: Default Search content access account has “Read” as their User Policy on the My Site Web App.

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Step 3: Make sure the My Site Website is in the “Content Sources” on the Search Centre (both SPS3 and HTTP protocols)…

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Step 4 (new in 2010): Make sure the Service App has the Crawl “Content Access” account listed as an Administrator – Permissions are “Retrieve People Data for Search Crawlers”

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This last step is the one that I kept forgetting… but no more!

Smile

Brad

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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