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Social Connector feature doesn't work in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013
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Applies to: Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2013
Contact information, such as activities, meetings, status updates, email messages, or meetings, is not displayed in the People Pane in Microsoft Outlook 2010 or later versions. Instead, the Microsoft Social Connector feature displays the following messages:
Search cannot return results for this view. Click here for more information.
When you minimize the People Pane, the following notification is displayed:
Some People Pane features are turned off because Windows Desktop Search isn't available.
Additionally, you receive one of the following error messages when you perform a search in Outlook:
Instant Search is not available when Outlook is running with administrator permissions. To use Instant Search, exit and restart Outlook without administrator permissions.
The Windows Search service is not installed. Outlook cannot provide fast search results using the Instant Search feature unless this service is installed. For information on how to enable this optional component included in your operating system, see the Help included with your version of Microsoft Windows.
The Windows Search Engine is currently disabled. Outlook will not be able to provide fast search results using the Instant Search functionality unless this services is running.
To enable the Instant Search feature in Outlook, you must download and install a component for Microsoft Windows.
In order to use the Outlook Social Connector in Outlook, Windows Search must be installed and enabled. Additionally, you should not start Outlook by using the Run as administrator command. Therefore, follow these steps to resolve this issue.