Search Results For Anonymous Users in Sharepoint 2010

8 September 2010

If you're using SharePoint for any public facing websites and are integrating search and are wondering why search results are not coming up when you're not logged in to the site, you aren't alone! Try performing the following simple steps:

In your Sharepoint site, head to Site Settings --> Site Administration --> Search and Offline Availability, and change the Indexing ASPX Page Content setting to "Always index all Webparts on this site".

Enable ASPX Indexing

Then, head to Central Administration and re-run a search crawl for the appropriate content source.

Central Admin Search Crawl

Once the content has been crawled, you should now be able to get search results when running queries as an anonymous user.

Results

More information on the search visibility settings can be found here.

Tags: anonymous access, search, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint

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