.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

people search

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


Hi all,

I am new to sharepoint, we are using sharepoint 2007 at work.
And I need to create a page that does a search on the contacts list.

I was wondering if there is a way to modify people search webpart, so that it performs search on the contacts instead on the "People" ?

If anyone has any idea or suggestion would be appreciated,
Thank you,

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Filter People search

Is it possible to filter people searches?  For example, remove users with a certain last name?

Advanced People Search

Hi All, I'm having a problem with the Advanced People seach webpart, one of the fields under 'Search Options' is Memberships. I have updated it inline with this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935196, which now brings back results when searching by using a distribution list name, but I'm still getting no results when searching by a Site Name (as displayed under in the "Memberships" webpart on a mysite) Also is there a way to change the word "Memberships" in the webpart, to something like "Site Memberships"

Add mobile number to search results in People Finder

Hi, Could someone tell me if it is possible to add content to the People Finder search results, namely the users mobile number. If if is possible could you tell me how or point me in the direction of a how to? ThanksDavid Hodgson Add me on Twitter and LinkedIn www.infinitygroup.co.uk

People search results showing members deleted from AD

Hi guysWe've configured a full nightly import of users from AD, but I'm seeing users who have been deleted showing up under the People Search function.  Does the import job delete accounts from SharePoint that no longer exist in AD?  If not, is there a way to change this?Tks,steven

MySite Turned off and People search does not work.

Hi everyone, as one of the requirements for our sharepoint server we have turned the "Mysite" functionality off.When I try to click on a resault of a people search to view someone's profile I get a 404 error. Obviously this is due to turning off Mysite.My question is, is this a bug in SharePoint? Why would turning off MySite not redirect the profile to Userdisp.aspx instead of Person.aspx (releated to mysite)??What I am interested in knowing is has anyone been able to edit the people resault page and redirect the profile information to userdisp.aspx instead of person.aspx?Thanks for any help!

People Search Results - Where do property/headings in the core results web part come from?

Hi there, I'm hoping this will be a nice simple thing to fix! We're running SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, using the Enterprise Search. In my User Profiles Service Application, I changed the display name of one of the User Properties. It it the SPS-Responsibility property. The out of the box display name is Ask Me About. The only issue is that in the people search results, the SPS-Responsibilty display name still shows as Ask Me About, not my new display name. This link shows this in a screenshot  I've tried various things such as resetting the index, running full crawls again etc. Could anyone let me know where this text is coming from? Thanks! Al

People search in MOSS 2007




I don’t know much about the search settings in SharePoint. I have a requirement like I want to enable the people search for one of the SharePoint site which was created by someone else.


I know that people search will be activated by default if we choose the site template as collaboration portal, but in this case I am not sure about the template they used to create. By the way is there any way to find out which site template they used to create the site; that is apart.


What are the settings required to enable the people search in MOSS 2007.  

Why Search Option is not working correctly in the People Search Box?


I have SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise based intra.
I have added People search box.

Why I click the Search Options, it opens the fields top of the webpart below the search box.
So basically 2 webpart looks like they are top of each others.


How to search people?


SharePoint 2010 offers a search button "Find People", but when I am trying to find people its not picking up anyone on the same site.

Is there any solution for this?

Can we pull out all names with a single search (like other applications as facebook, when we do not enter anything and hit search button, it gives out all the names), is there any work around?


Why is SharePoint people search returning the same results as all sites search?


I've been having issues with the people search in that it doesn't return any results and the scope is 0.

I deleted the scope and recreated it adding the rule contentclass = urn:content-class:SPSPeople with behaviour : require but now when i search for people it seems to search everything not just people profiles. Please can someone tell me what I have done wrong when I recreated the scope? The scope still cant crawl the profiles but I'd like to at least get back to where i was before!!


Issue with People Search Box - Search Options Toggle teaser not loading correctly



I am experiencing an issue with the People Search Box Web Part.

When I click search options on the "People Search" web part that I have added to my Staff Portal front page it doesn't seem to render correctly. The toggle teaser tries to expand out the options but I can see the content that exists below it.

After this clicking on one of the list web parts I have and selecting the next page pf the list causes the page to fully re-render and I can see the "Search option" toggle teaser properly.

I'm wondering if this is behaviour that anyone else has seen when configuring their People Search?

I know I can turn the Search options off but this seems like a bit of a cheat and I'd rather have the functionality working properly - especially if this is a symptom of something more radically incorrect with how I have configured my front page.

Thanks in Advance


People Picker fails to search or resolve and return an error message.



I got an error while trying to access the people picker from some specific locations. I'm experiencing those problems ONLY in the cental administration and also there, just on a few places. For example if I try to change the authorization settings of any service application there is a different people picker pop up than, for example, if I want to change the admins of any service application. Any other people picker window outside the central administration works for me.

So it seems to me, that there are two different types of people picker windows. The one which is not working for me also appears in the metadata service application which is the reason I can't use this service as I'm not able to define an owner of a keyset.

In the error log I found the following message: "Ausnahme im Forderungsanbieter 'Alle Benutzer' beim Aufruf von 'SPClaimProvider.FillHierarchy()': Der Objektverweis wurde nicht auf eine Objektinstanz festgelegt." It basically says: An exception occurred in 'all users' claim provider when calling 'SPClaimProvider.FillHierarchy()': The object reference was not set on a object instance. This is event-id 8307 which you can find here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff535778.aspx

People Search

How do i add people search to my search center?

Search for people in Sharpoint Server 2003 from Sharepoint Server 2010.


Anyone know how to setup so that Sharepoint 2010 crawls Sharepoint 2003 people?

We have tested adding a new content source called People with a content source type of sharepoint and used sps://site.domain.com/site$$$people as the start address.

When trying to SAVE/OK we get the following error.

The start address "sps://site.domain.com/site$$$people" is not valid for this content source type.


Mysite profile pictures not showing in people and groups, or search results

My organization is running MOSS 2007 Enterprise with search.  Picture profiles uploaded to the user's mysite only appear while browsing from the Default zone.  When browsing the Internet zone, a broken link appears in place of the picture when viewing pages such as "People and Groups" or search results.  For example:

Default zone:

http://moss1:5154   <---- mysite
http://moss1:5155   <---- main sharepoint site

Internet zone:

https://mysite.domain.com  <---- extended mysite
https://domain.com             <---- extended main sharepoint site

The picture profile url that is appearing while browsing the Internet zone is:


Instead of:


All of the textual information is coming over fine, just the images have invalid urls for the current zone.
Does anyone know how to fix this?

Any insights appreciated,


People search for AD user is very slow


People search for AD user is very slow, takes about 40 seconds to find a user. We are runing MOSS 2007 SP2 (64 bit win 2008 STD) and have 2003 AD. DC is local to the MOSS serers. Network and DNS are ok too. What esle can I do to fix this issue. 

People search result -- how to display more fields



After user perform a people search, a list of people will be displayed with a summary, like name, title...and the picture. Is there a way that I can add more fields to this display, that is to display more information? Is this something to do with the User Properties that I set up in Central Admin. e.g moving those the properties that I want to show to the top? And I want to display a total of 9 properties for each person in the search result list. Is that possible?

Please advice. Thanks in advance.

ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend