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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

People Search returns public.aspx in Results

If the "Include this property" check box is not selected for "PreferredName" in "Site Settings" > "Manage Properties of Crawled Content" > "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:sharepoint:portal:profile", then the search results will display "Public.aspx" instead of the users display name in all SharePoint Search Results.

The issue is not resolved even if you go back and select the "Include this property" checkbox. This is because the "Mapping to this property" option is disabled, and it need to have "Title" checked.

This a known bug and to resolve it get the relevant Hotfix
1. KB 911576 for SharePoint Portal Server SP2
2. KB 911559 for SharePoint Portal Server SP1

Once the hotfix has been installed, select the "Include this property" checkbox for "PreferredName". You will note that the "Mapping to this property" is still disabled but the "Title" radio button is selected. To double check, go to "" and it should have a link to "Preferred Name" in the "Mapping to this property" section.

Do a full update of the indexes and you should be right.