Wednesday, May 29, 2013

People search returns 404 page not found - Sharepoint 2010

I got this error in a new web application.  Google leads me to here and here, but none of them fit my case. I had configured the "My Site Settings" in "Central Administration, User Profile Service Application", and the "Search settings" in "Site Collection Administration".

Then I noticed that the search centre site was a sub site of the root site collection, in the original web application. It looked strange. So I created a dedicated site collection based on "Enterprise Search Centre" template, and then reconfigured the relevant search settings.

BING! The problem was fixed.  :-)

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