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SharePoint 2010: People search does not return expected results in Japanese version
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Consider the following scenario:
In people search, you want to search people who have the department attribute, such as " 経営企画部 " (It means "Management planning department"). You search a user with the keyword " 経営 / "営業" / "営業部 ". Each keyword has individual meaning and they are independent words ("経営" => "Management". "営業" => "Sales". "営業部" => "Department of sales").
In this scenario, you may not get any search results even though you have users who have their profiles and have the exact same attribute.
This issue occurs because of Language Auto Detection (LAD) introduced in SharePoint 2010 for language detection in multi-lingual environment. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 does not have this function.
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To work around this behavior, disable Language Auto Detection function on the indexing server. To do this, set the value of following registry entries to zero:
To disable Language Auto Detection function on the indexing server, follow these steps:
Stop and Start the Office Server Search Service (OSearch) on the server. Follow these steps
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.