• Troubleshooting Search Server Connection Errors using ODBC

    Description When sharepoint is installed or updated on a Microsoft Search Server 2010 installation the following error may occur.  Cannot connect to database master at SQL server at server146. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it. In cases like this you can test connectivity from the search server to the SQL Server by creating an ODBC connection between the two servers.  Resolution Before creating the ODBC connection mak...

  • Unable to remove existing Solr configurations leveraging the Ektron Solr Administration UI in 9.2 Solr

    DescriptionIn Ektron's 9.2 implementation of Solr, you cannot remove existing configurations by default. If you try to remove a configuration, the following error occurs. An error occurred while attempting to remove the registration data for your site. An existing ManifoldCF output connector could not be removed. The connector may be in use, ManifoldCF may be inaccessible, or the request to ManifoldCF may have timed out. (Code: REMOVE_OUTPUT_CONNECTOR_FAILED) Logs are available for the Ektr...

  • Upgrade Microsoft search after upgrading your CMS

    DescriptionHow to upgrade your Microsoft search environment after upgrading your CMS. If you upgrade your CMS and are running Microsoft Search Server 2010, you'll need to upgrade your Ektron Search Components. ResolutionFollow the below steps to upgrade your Ektron Search Components to coincide with your CMS version.Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Ektron\CMS400vXX\Utilities\SearchServer on your CMS server and copy EktronSearchConfiguration.exe to your search server. Run this file as an ...

  • Using EPiServer's Find search With Ektron

    DescriptionAs part of the EPiServer/Ektron Spring Extend release, EPiServer's Find search technology has been made available for use on your Ektron 9.1 SP1 + site. The code sample has the same basic search functionality as the portal with pagination, ordering, and autocomplete. Please read the documentation below on how to fully integrate it. The code is well commented to document what needs to change to get the sample working.  You may create a developer instance for testing by using the do...

  • What is content_text used for?

    Description In the content table of an Ektron database you will see a content_text and a content_html column. The content_html is used when displaying the content in a browser, but what is the content_text used for?  Resolution Content_text is the text crawled by Ektron search providers such as Solr and Microsoft Search Server. Other columns are crawled as well, but only content_text is searched by the keyword search. Other properties such as metadata can be searched using exp...

  • What triggers Solr crawls?

    Description Below is an explanation of the conditions that will start an incremental or full crawl.  Resolution Reasons for crawls The polling interval has picked up a content change. The polling interval is a value chosen at site registration. This value decides how often Solr will check if a crawl needs to be done. If there have been no changes then no crawl occurs. A typical change that would require an incremental crawl at the interval would be a content addition or delet...

  • Windows 7 and Solr Compatibility

    DescriptionAre you trying to run Solr on a Windows 7 machine and running into issues? Unfortunately, this is somewhat expected due to lack of testing and reports of limited successes. ResolutionAlthough reported with limited success, a Solr installation on a Windows 7 machine has not been fully tested. Per our system requirements, we recommend having Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server 2012. This can be referenced under “Solr Search Requirements“ - http://www.ektron.com/Documentatio...

  • Windows Server 2012: FIPS error

    DescriptionWith the newer versions of Ektron, we have seen the below error occur with Windows Server 2012 R2. This issue has shown in the registration log during a Solr install, as well as a rebuild of 9.0x. The reason coming from on the 2008 R2 server is that this key was disabled. It was enabled on the 2012 instance.DefaultCmsService.Get: [InvalidOperationException] This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms.    at System.Security.Crypto...

  • Workarea search does not work after site registration

    DescriptionAfter site registration, search results are not returning from the Workarea even though the search status screen shows that it is registered with search. ResolutionCheck the Event Viewer > Windows> Application logs on your CMS server after searching for content in the Workarea. If you find a duplicate <security mode= "None"> entry, remove the line and recycle the application pool for the site. Go back to the Workarea and perform another search. If you still do not get results...