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Dude! Where’s my Search Center?

You might have seen my last post on People Search and were so excited to try it out only to find that you only have a Basic Search Center template available or the search center you have already created doesn’t have a People tab.  By default, on the New Site menu, you are only able to create a Basic Search Center.  This site template is functional but it doesn’t give you the ability to do a people search.  This effectively corresponds to the Search Center site template in MOSS 2007. 


There are two new search center templates available though Enterprise Search Center and FAST Search Center.  However, to see those, you need to activate the Enterprise Features on your site collection.


Once you activate them, you’ll see the two new site templates available on the New Site menu.  Don’t you just love that new Silverlight app to pick new sites?


The Enterprise Search Center is the one you want (unless you actually got FAST working).  This site template corresponds to the old publishing site template Search Center with Tabs back in MOSS 2007.  You also had to do the same thing in the last version of SharePoint as well.



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June 11, 2010 11:23 AM

Sharepoint Code said:

Its sometimes the simplest things - this had me stumped till I read this - any ideas how I link the search center in with all of the search boxes in the v4 template? lol.

October 12, 2010 9:58 AM

Steve said:

So did I miss something or do I need to upgrade to Enterprise just to get a people search functionality in Sharpoint 2010. Seems expensive.

March 9, 2011 12:14 PM

Premachandu Vutla said:

Hi Corey Roth,

To Create a Enterprise Search Center site, one would require to Enable Publishing Infrastructure feature at Site collection level before starting to proceed with the Enterprise Search Center site.


December 13, 2011 5:03 AM

Veera Kanithi said:

Enterprise Search Center requires both "SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features" and "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" be activated at the SiteCollection level. Also Enterprise Site Features must be activated at Site Level.

The Site Template uses a layout page with master page reference from Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingLayoutPage class, hence requires Publishing Infrastructure.

June 6, 2012 1:25 PM

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Corey Roth is an independent SharePoint consultant specializing in ECM, Apps, and Search.
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