Nov 5, 2010

Disable Active Directory group membership indexing in MOSS search

We have a corporate user profile search page in Sharepoint that allows free-word searching over various user attributes such as Title, Department, Extension, etc.

But incorrect extra profiles were showing up in searches by Department and Title. I traced the problem to the "Memberships" Crawled Property and the "People:Quicklinks" Managed Property. These properties index a user's Active Directory group membership and caused the extras profiles to appear.