Granting the “Retrieve People Data for Search Crawlers” administration permission on the User Profile Service Application using PowerShell

When working with search-driven solutions, or even if you just want to be able to search for people, SharePoint Search has to be granted access to that information in order to crawl it. Generally all of this is being automatically taken care of when provisioning the Search Service Application. On

Inconvenient copying Host Named Site Collections with multiple SPSiteUrls

Copying Site Collections in SharePoint 2013 is trivial, except if you are trying to copy a Host Named Site Collection with multiple SPSiteUrls. Copying Site Collections in SharePoint 2013 There are many different reasons for copying Site Collections that vary from having a head start for building a new Site

Fixing the ‘Failed generating sitemap for site’ error in SharePoint 2013

When working with cross-site publishing it might just happen that the XML Sitemap for your site is not being generated anymore. Find out what the reason for this is and, what’s more important, how to fix it. XML Sitemaps for public-facing websites One of the new features for public-facing

Inconvenient backup and restore of Sites with Catalog Connections to different URLs

Using Catalog Connections in SharePoint 2013 offers great flexibility with regard to content reuse within as well as across Farms. Unfortunately, as Catalog Connections are based on URLs, they break if you restore your Site Collections to different URLs. So is rebuilding Catalog Connections the only option or is there

“The item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size”

When crawling content with SharePoint Search you might stumble upon the following warning “The item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size.”. So what is it and, what’s more important, how to get rid of it? The Background If you want to leverage the