Renaming SharePoint 2010 GUID for Crawl Store database


When you install SharePoint 2010 using SharePoint 2010 Configuration wizard you will get crazy GUID names for your database.

 

To change your SharePoint 2010 database GUID, these are steps I preformed in my development environment.  If your trying make sure you try to rename SharePoint 2010 GUID in development environment first.

 

1. Crazy SharePoint 2010 GUID database names when I installed running  SharePoint 2010 Configuration wizard

SharePoint 2010 crazy GUIDs

2. To rename, open your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration and click on Manage Services applications under Application Management.

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3. Click on SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application

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4.You will see Search Application Topology of SharePoint 2010 and click on MODIFY

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5. Now move your mouse over to SharePoint 2010 Crawl Database and click on Edit Properties

Renaming SharePoint 2010 Crawl Database GUID

6.Select the GUID and delete. In the right side image, you can see the Search Service Application CrawlstoreDB GUID in SQL DB

renaming_search_services_applicaiton_crawlstoreDB_GUID_SharePoint 2010

7. This is what you will see in Topology for Search Service Application in SharePoint 2010 when you delete your GUID.  To apply changes, click on Apply Topology Changes.

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8.Renaming Crawl Database Search Service Application CrawlStoreDB in SharePoint 2010

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9.

After 10 Minutes
The configuration changes were successfully applied to the Search Service Application: Search Service Application.

Renamed SharePoint 2010 Search Service Applicaiton GUID
10. This is what you will see now when you open your database. Renamed version of Search Service Application CrawlStoreDB in SharePoint 2010

Renamed version of Search Service Application CrawlStoreDB in SharePoint 2010

5 thoughts on “Renaming SharePoint 2010 GUID for Crawl Store database

  1. I am under development stage these days and using a virtual machine and I restart IIS and Server alot so this cannot be the issue. Can you please recommend me something else

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