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Search within a WSS site does not work

  Asked By: Amrit    Date: Aug 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1288

I have a Sharepoint Portal with a few WSS sites created and listed in the site
directory. When I am on the homepage of a WSS site and search for a word in the
search part (top right) of that homepage, I never get any result even when I am
certain that I should get results within this WSS site. If I go at the level of
the portal and perform the same search in the portal homepage, I get the
expected results, within the WSS site (and possibly other portal content). Does
anyone know why, although the indexing process seems OK (since I get results
from the portal-level search), the search does not work at all at the WSS site
level ?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Aug 24

WSS and SPS use different search  mechanisms, sounds like you haven't setup the
WSS portion or are misunderstanding how it is meant to work.

When in a WSS site, the search control uses SQL full-text indexing  and will only
return matches from that site  (no sub-sites or workspaces). You need to confirm
that your SQL server is setup to use Full-Text indexing.

Answer #2    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Aug 24

Search on a WSS site  is an interesting issue.
The search  in WSS sites  is dependent on SQL full-text indexing  on the
SQL server. make sure that is running properly before you try to get
results from the search on the WSS site.

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