Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010


Open Central Administration and navigate to “Manage Service Applications”

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 1

In Manage Service Applications select Search Service Application or Enterprise Search Service Application depend on your SharePoint Setup.

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 2 

In Search Service Application in SharePoint 2010, select Content Sources in your left hand side under Crawling

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 3

In Content Source right click on your site and select Edit

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 4 

check your Crawl status. If you see your current status is Idle, you should start your crawl in order to search people or any contents

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 5

Go back to your previous windows and right click on your site and select Start Full Crawl

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 6 

When crawl completes, you can check the status and crawl log when you right click on your site

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 7

 

Enable People Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step 8

 

If everything looks good, you should able to search people in SharePoint 2010.  This is how you enable People Search in SharePoint 2010.

 

If your still having problem, please see my Configuring profile import in SharePoint 2010

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