Updated Timer Job

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Released: Oct 4, 2013
Updated: Oct 4, 2013 by slcodeshare
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Release Notes

This is an updated release of the SharePoint 2013 Search Navigation Synchronization Timer Job.

Changes:
  • Added the ability to synchronize all Site Collections for the selected Web Application
  • Removed logic in the Timer Job so it will always run (instead of just when the Search Navigation or Timer Job settings have been modified)

To install the release:
  • Add and install the WSP to your SharePoint 2013 farm
  • In Central Administration enable the "Softlanding SharePoint 2013 Search Navigation Sync Timer Job" feature for the Web Application you wish to synchronize Search Navigation Settings on

To update a current deployment
  • Update the WSP in your SharePoint 2013 Farm (Update-SPSolution)
  • Recycle IIS and SharePoint Timer Services Processes on all the servers

To configure the Timer Job:
  • Navigate to the "Configure Search Navigation Synchronization Timer Job" page (Go to Central Admin -> General Application Settings -> Configure Search Navigation Synchronization Timer Job
  • Select the "Web Application" you wish to configure the timer job for (Note: The "Softlanding SharePoint 2013 Search Navigation Sync Timer Job" feature needs to be activated for this web application)
Specify the "Search Center URL" you wish to inherit the Search Navigation settings from
  • Specify the "Site Collections to Update" URLs (one per line) you wish to have their search navigation settings configured by the timer job
  • Specify the "Sites to exclude" URLs (one per line) that you wish to NOT have their search navigation settings configured by the timer job
  • Configure "Include This Site Contextual Search" and "Make This Site Contextual Search First Option in Search Drop Down" options
  • Click the Apply button

Note: the default schedule for the Softlanding - Search Navigation Synchronization Timer Job is hourly, to modify this schedule
  • Go to Central Admin -> Monitoring -> Review job definitions
  • Select "Softlanding - Search Navigation Synchronization Timer Job" timer job in the Job Definitions list
  • Make your scheduling changes and click the OK button

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