Thursday, December 14, 2006

People search not working in MOSS 2007 Server

Scenario :

Setting up Search functionality in Sharepoint server site, which needs configuration of Shared Services Provider (SSP) :• Setting up user Profiles• Setting up address to be crawled• Set up of Scope …
After the complete configuration on testing, you might come across situation where search in site data works but people search doesn’t seem to work .This can really be nerve clinching …well though it seem like a big issue with installation and stuff but it’s a “miss” in configuration setting.
The addition of url “sps3://sitename “works wonders…..well am sure this is surely going to make my Christmas celebration much better …

16 comments:

KubuS said...

you've saved my night! at 6 in the morning, alter 8 hour of sleepless searching :D

Even when I realized I've deleted that kind of url some time before, I couldn't remember the 2nd letter and after a while was trying all variants of sXs3 :p

big thx!

Volnei said...

Thanks for that. You dont know how long i've been trying to fix this problems. Now things are working perfect.

Thank you very much.

Volnei

karthik said...

People search is not working for me....i crawled the content by adding the sps3 address. Still its not working...wha may be the problem....

thanks
karthik

sara said...

brilliant!!! You have saved me a lot of time!!!!!! Thanks a bunch!

Jan said...

Oh Yeah,

This also worked for me, a few minutes after I implemented the change my boss asked me how I was doing on this case, and I could tell him I had it all figured out.

Thanks a Lot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot...

Roy said...

What site does the sps3:// point to? Your shared services provider site?

Birger said...

Thanks alot... this really saved some time

cstech said...

Great, this works for me...

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

The people search in SSP is working fine. I click on view user profiles and type in a name and it displays the email appropriately.
But when I want to add the user to the list in "people and groups" I see the users old email id. Can you please guide me?

Thanks,
tp

Flavio said...

Thanks for that! Right to the point!

Anonymous said...

Straight to the point - this worked for me! Thanks a million...

Ravi Dinavahi said...

Hi Raghu....thanks a million. You made my day!!

Guys...this is the solution.

STEP1: As Raghu mentioned, add sps3://website to the content sources list under search settings in SSP.

STEP2: Do the profile import. Unless you do this, you won't see any people even after full crawl. The most important point - be aware of what users you want to import whether the entire Domain users or users from specific OUs.

STEP3: Now run the full crawl and get a beer.

Good luck!!

babu said...

Hi Folks,

I am having a issues with serrch inside a list , /not able to search with the last name of person (the name is an entry in list item )seems a particular word ie "Larmuseau" Any suggestion?

Trey Nelson said...

Thanks Ravi Dinavahi your extra step helped me!!!!

Pallavi said...

Hello Raghu

You are genius bo$$. You saved me. I was getting mad like anything because of this issue.
Thanks a lot buddy.

Regards
Pallavi