Monday, August 29, 2011

SharePoint 2010 People Search: Did you know that....

After configuring User Profile Synchronization, I found that SharePoint People Search could still not work as the the content source for the user profiles was being denied access.

With some good research, I came to learn that the Default Content Access Account I had set from my search service application was being denied access to crawl and index the sps3:// repository. To resolve this, I granted the default content access account administrative rights on the User Profile Service application as "Retrieve People Data for Search Crawlers" as seen below.


After the above, I did a full crawl, and when again attempted to perform a people search, I was hit by an error on the results as "Property doesn’t exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings". I went into more research, and I found out that if I edited the People Core Results webpart and under Core Results section, I expand the Display Properties, I checked the "Use Location Virtualization", as seen below, it finally sorted the issue.

Good luck.

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