Configuring SharePoint fast search 2010 – Part 2

In the previous  (Configure SharePoint Fast Search 2010 Part 1 ) post we installed all the prerequisites for FAST Server and Installed FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010
In this sections we are going to configure FAST Search Server in SharePoint 2010

1. Start | All Program | Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint


2. Welcome to the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint post-setup configuration wizard
     Click next to start the configuration


3. Select the deployment type

– Single Server stand alone
Install all FAST search server 2010 for SharePoint components on a single server

– Admin Server
Configure the admin server in a multiple server deployment. You can only have one admin server in the deployment

– Non-admin server
Configure a non-admin server in a multiple server deployment. Non-admin servers connect to an existing admin server.

4. Enter the user name and password for the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint user. The user name must be an existing Windows account.



I enter the user name and password in the following format
Domain Name\User Name

The message I get?  User Validation failed while installing FAST Search for SharePoint



Looks like FAST Search server will not accept domain\user name, the correct format would be\user name

For example if you enter vsharepoint\admin it will not work but\admin will work

Fast Search 2010 for SharePoint installation Issure

5. Enter a certificate password
    Certificates are used for secure communication between servers. The password you specify below will be used when moving certificates between servers


7. Enter your server settings. It should be server name.your



8. Enter your database settings for your FAST Search Server.
If is not working, try just the name of your DB Server


9. Click Through relevancy settings
To ensure that click-through relevancy data is transferred from Microsoft SharePoint
server to FAST, you must enable click-through relevancy. Select the Microsoft SharePoint server installation type


the user name should be\username

10. FAST Search Server configuration summary



11. Fast Search Server post configuration was successfully completed. You must restart the server


Published by Aryan Nava

Founder of "BlockchainMind", CTO for two Blockchain startup during 2018, Cloud/DevOps Consultant and Blockchain Trainer

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