Fixing error when crawling websites, php based sites or mediawiki in SharePoint Search

SharePoint Search can also crawl a normal website or php sites. If you’re using a wiki which is based on php, you can also add it in your search index. But after you prepared everything like the authentification, you should also be aware that urls maybe case sensitive. If you do not pay attention you might get the following error:

The URL was permanently moved. ( URL redirected to http://site/pages/home.aspx)

I’ve found the solution in this post. You just add a crawl rule in the central administration. In the crawl rule you have to activate the checkbox for “Match Case”. After that do a full crawl and it should work.


Hope it helps you.

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Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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