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Shehan Peruma February 2008 Entries
Hidden Share Revealer
Ever wondered what secret/private folders your buddy in office has shared on his PC? Well, now you can! Hidden Share Revealer is a tool that gets all the shares for a given machines regardless of its type (i.e system, hidden or normal). The tool will only list down the shares; you can access the share only if the owner has given you permission. Nothing to install, just download it and run. Get it from here: http://projectdistributor.n... (btw... the tool requires ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:47 AM

Display Search Scopes in the Search DoropDown and Advanced Search page
Most of you all would probably be knowing this, but for the newbie out there who is just getting into MOSS's Enterprise Search features this would probably prove useful... Lets say that through the SSP Search Configurations page you've gone and created a couple of Scopes. But when you get back to your site collection you notice that none of the scopes appear in the search scope dropdown (normally located on the top right hand corner of the page), you only see the default scopes. What you need to ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:15 AM

Change the "Welcome" link font color
As part of configuring enterprise search for a company's portal, one of the requirements was changing the look and feel of the SearchCenter. In short, they wanted a very Google like UI - I.e. nothing too flashy or heavy. So, I started off creating a minimal master page and adjusting the layouts - nothing major just positioning the controls etc.. Now, to change the appearance of the webparts required modifications to the default styles located in the core.css file and thanks to Heather Solomons CSS ......

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2008 11:18 AM

Highlight Search Results
OOTB the Search Core Results webpart simply emphasizes the search string you entered in the Search Box by wrapping it within the <b></b> tags. But let’s say you need to highlight the search terms in different colors; what do you do? Write a new results webpart? No! you only need to adjust the Search Core Results XLS. This is how it’s done: Open up the XLS editor and copy the contents to notepad or some other editor (if your fine with editing it in the MOSS’s default editor, go right ahead) ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:38 PM

Crawl Log Exporter
As part of setting up Enterprise Search for a major IT company, I had to create content sources for a number of web sites hosted on the company’s intranet. Pretty easy you say, well yes. But the problems arose when MOSS began crawling the websites. There were more Crawl Errors in the crawl log than Crawl Successes. Seems that the web applications MOSS was crawling were not being maintained properly and there were loads of broken links. Naturally, I pointed this fact out to the administrators and ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:44 AM

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