Changing the page layout of a search result page via Powershell in SharePoint 2010

This is a “quick hack” to change the layout of a search result page. When the Publishing-Feature is disabled you are not able to change the layout via the UI. If you add a new page via “Create page” chances are high that you get a layout you don’t want. Powershell comes to the rescue […]

Allowing PostgreSQL to use an index when the query uses the LIKE-operator

When enabling search in database its very important to have the appropriate indexes defined to make the queries as fast as possible. If your query looks like this (and the appropriate index is defined) the index can be used by the database (the query planner) even with the LIKE-operator. So fast wildcard-searches are possible … […]

One reason for: “The crawler could not communicate with the server. Check that the server is available and that the firewall access is configured correctly..”

Today the crawler of the search service of my MOSS-Development system stopped working from “one second to another”. The crawl-log showed me this error. The crawler could not communicate with the server. Check that the server is available and that the firewall access is configured correctly.. The start is essential I reconfigured everything, I checked […]

System.ServiceProcess.TimeoutException when running psconfig

Today I was installing a hotfix from Microsoft to get rid of an error. After installing one had to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (psconfig) to complete the installation and update the database-schema. This failed with the following error. Failed to initialize SharePoint Products and Technologies upgrade. An exception of type System.ServiceProcess.TimeoutException […]