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One Cause for “The creator of this fault did not specify a Reason.”

I’ve been doing a lot of work with SharePoint search lately and specifically the KeywordQuery class, properties and methods.
If you want the result set to return results above and beyond the usual suspects (see here), you add it to the SelectedProper…

Handy Reference: Default Results from KeywordQuery Search

When you invoke the Execute() method on a KeywordQuery, you can create a ResultTable based on ResultType.RelevantResults.  This code snippet illustrates what I mean:
ResultTableCollection resultsTableCollection = myKeywordQuery.Execute();
ResultTa…

SharePoint 2010 KeywordQuery and the HiddenConstraints Property

I’ve been doing a bit of work with the KeywordQuery object in SharePoint 2010 and making use of the HiddenConstraints property.
I didn’t find any immediately helpful information on the that property, so I thought I’d quickly jot down how I’ve b…

One Reason for “One or more field types are not installed properly”

I was making a small tweak yesterday to a web part that does a CAML query against a list.  I made the change, deployed it and got hit with an error:
An unexpected error has occurred in the Three Day Outlook Weather Forecast WebPart. Please contact…

Announcing the Microsoft Enterprise Search User Group

I’m very excited to announce that Natalya Voskresenskaya, my fellow SharePoint MVP and partner (with far less help from me than she deserved) is launching a new user group devoted to enterprise search based on Microsoft technology.  As a practical m…

Governance and SharePoint Search – It’s Never Too Late to Start

I wrote an article (http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci1345231_mem1,00.html#) for SearchWinIT.com on governance as it relates to SharePoint Search.  It’s not in my usual "voice" but that’s editing for you
Here…

Services on Server Does Not List Search — Why?

I was chatting today with Agnes Molnar (the only person I know that I know in Hungary) about a strange search configuration problem.  Namely, search was missing from the "services on server" display (via Central Admin -> Operations -> …

Quick Tip: Use “IsDocument:1″ to Trim Search Results

Update 11/03/08: Fellow MVP Mike Walsh correctly points out that this is a WSS 3.0 / MOSS feature.  It does not work in WSS 2.0 or earlier.

Updatte 11/03/08: (Second update in one day!): Be sure to read the excellent comment from "nowise" for…

Has Your Search Committee Met This Month?

It’s the beginning of the month and now is as good a time as any for your company’s search committee to get together and analyze Best Bets, successful and not so successful searches, etc.
You don’t have a search committee?  Then form…

Configure Thesaurus in MOSS

I’m working on an architecture review document this week and it suggests, among other things, that the client consider using the thesaurus to help improve the end user search experience.  Having never done this myself, I wanted to do a quick han…