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  • Blog Post: FAST ESP 5.x - Indexer and Large Addresses Awareness

    Hi Search Enthusiasts I wanted to share an important update that has been made in indexer for Win32 platform. As you might know, 32-bit process don't address more than 2 GB of Memory by default on Windows platform. To allow them to go all the way to 4GB (usually when hosted on a 64-bit OS), you...
  • Blog Post: SP2013 - Changing the default group template in Search Results WP (GroupTemplateId)

    Hi Search E nthusiasts I came across the need to change the default group template, for a specific Search Result Web Part. I have configured my search center with the default layout -all in one column-. Upon certain Query rules, I may encounter results including Best Bets, Result Blocks and...
  • Blog Post: FS4SP - Document Signature Customization

    In this post I'll describe how to customize the document signature in FAST Search for SP2010. The documentsignature is the MP (integer) that we use to de-duplicate results (also known as collapsing). It is a SHA-256 generated integer. Get-FASTSearchMetadataManagedProperty -Name documentsignature...
  • Blog Post: FS4SP - Creating a Search Vertical in your Search Center

    The default Fast Search Server for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP) comes with 2 verticals out of the box : All Sites and People . One may want to add further verticals to refine results for a type of contents (videos, feeds) or create a regionalized vertical (selecting documents with a sub or specific department...
  • Blog Post: FS4SP - Using the Windows Search connector

    Hello World of Search Just a quickie today about a very useful feature in 2010: search your SharePoint content from your desktop machine (through the FAST provider). Go to your favorite FAST Search Center. Issue a test query to end up in the results page. Locate and hit the icon as...
  • Blog Post: FAST ESP 5.x - fsearch maxmemusage clarification

    Context : FAST ESP 5.x Architecture If your fsearch process fails to start with the below error: Loading attribute vectors will exceed maximum memory usage, set to 1887436800 B (1800.00 MB). fsearch will not load this index. Please reduce index size or number of navigator fields and sortable fields...
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