Configuring Noise Words in SharePoint 2010

Video length: 3:07

Video description: This video walks through the configuration of noise words that need to be diregarded during a search in SharePoint 2010

Detailed video steps below:

To configure noise words:

Perform a search:

  • Determine the word that you want to add to the list of noise words. Example: “ugly”
  • In your search box, search for the word and note the total number of results you are getting back for it

Update the noise words file:

  • Open the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\GUID-query-0\Config
  • Right-click noiseenu.txt and click Edit
  • Add the word you want to add to the bottom of the list. Example: “ugly”

Restart the Search Service:

  • Switch to a Command Prompt and type:
  • net stop osearch14
  • net start osearch14

Test the noise word:

  • switch back to the search center and in the search box, type your noise word (Ex: “ugly”) and press Enter. You should not see any results retun back

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