Saturday, April 30, 2016

Create Enterprise Search Center in SharePoint using PowerShell

How to Create Search Center Site Collection?
Creating search center is quite straight forward. Key it: Select "Enterprise Search Center" template while creating site collection / subsite to create search center in sharepoint 2013.

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SharePoint 2013: create enterprise search center using PowerShell:
This PowerShell script creates new web application and enterprise search center site collection.
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#Define Variables for Web Application Creation
$WebAppName = "Crescent Search Center"
$HostHeader = ""
$WebAppURL = "http://" + $HostHeader
$WebAppPort = "80"
$ContentDBName = "Crescent_Search_Content"
$AppPoolName = "Crescent Search Web Application App Pool"
$AppPoolAccount = "Crescent\SP16_Pool"
$FarmAdminAccount = "Crescent\SP16_Farm"

#Authentication Provider
$AuthProvider = New-SPAuthenticationProvider

#Check if Managed account is registered already
Write-Host -ForegroundColor Yellow "Checking if the Managed Accounts already exists"
$AppPoolAccount = Get-SPManagedAccount -Identity $AppPoolAccount -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if ($AppPoolAccount -eq $null)
    Write-Host "Please Enter the password for the Service Account..."
    $AppPoolCredentials = Get-Credential $AppPoolAccount
    $AppPoolAccount = New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $AppPoolCredentials

#Create new Web Application
New-SPWebApplication -name $WebAppName -port $WebAppPort -hostheader $HostHeader -URL $WebAppURL -ApplicationPool $AppPoolName -ApplicationPoolAccount (Get-SPManagedAccount $AppPoolAccount) -AuthenticationMethod NTLM -AuthenticationProvider $AuthProvider -DatabaseName $ContentDBName

#Create Enterprise Search Center site collection
New-SPSite -Name $WebAppName -Url $WebAppURL -Template "SRCHCEN#0" -OwnerAlias $FarmAdminAccount -ContentDatabase $ContentDBName

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