Records Management, SharePoint

SharePoint Fest Record Management Questions

Earlier today I presented a session at SharePoint Fest in Denver, CO on records management and touched on 2007 and 2010, leading into the new capabilities built into 2013. The audience was great and had some awesome questions, and there were a couple that stumped me. In case someone has the same question again, or the folks who asked check this blog, I wanted to make the answers available.

  1. Are the eDiscovery features only available in Enterprise? The answer I gave to this during the session was spot on, but I wanted to clarify. If you’re looking at Office 365, these features are available. However, they are only available on the E3 and E4 plans. For on-prem installs, the features are only available for Enterprise.
  2. Can you have multiple holds on a single item? Having never tried this I didn’t know the answer, but thinking it through I believe the answer is yes. I’m going to do some more testing and I’ll update here when I verify.
Search, SharePoint, Technical

The Filtering Process has been Terminated

On a SharePoint 2013 farm we recently had search throw errors consistently being unable to crawl and index content. Looking into the crawl logs, I saw the error “The filtering process has been terminated”. Doing a quick search on Bing led me to this post for SharePoint 2010. It is in German, but if you translate it the gist of it is to make sure the service account has full control to the Temp directory. So I went in to all of my search servers and granted full control on the c:temp directory to wss_wpg as well as wss_admin_wpg. I think only the former group is necessary, however, and full control is probably a bit much. Write permission should be sufficient.

After making that change and restarting the search services on all servers, I was able to get the farm to perform a successful crawl.

I don’t normally post content that others already cover, but I thought this was worthy since I didn’t see anyone else run into this with 2013. I also thought it important to point out the requirement to restart the services, as I found some forum posts that didn’t state that need.