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Is there any way to fine tune a search of the forums to look for an entire string instead of <sp> separated words?

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  • I am doing research on the "mysterious account" S-1-15-3-1024-3635283841....

    However limiting the search to "S-1-15-3" finds nothing, and S-1-15-3 finds everything from 'S' to '1' to '15' to '3' either separately or in groups finding a HUGE number of results...

    How can I phrase the search in the search box so that I limit the results to the contents of a delimited string instead of an OR of every '-' separated term?

    Thanks so much... I live to learn!


    Chip Cooper

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:31 PM

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  • You can surround it in "double quotes" for exact match.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:35 PM
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  • Doesn't work! :-(

    Tried it before and forgot to mention:

    Ex: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?sort=relevancedesc&brandIgnore=True&searchTerm=%22S-1-15-3%22


    Chip Cooper

    I suppose since the string is huge, and other might not use the whole SID etc... since it continues... maybe it can't pull something from (in string) instr search.  Ex: Finding "S-1-15-3" in "S-1-15-3-1024-1065365936-1281604716-3511738428-1654721687-432734479-3232135806-4053264122-3456934681"
    • Edited by Cyberchipz Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:42 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:38 PM
  • I did try "S-1-15-3-1024-1065365936-1281604716-3511738428-1654721687-432734479-3232135806-4053264122-3456934681" and that worked, but only got the question I found from 'Googling. (sigh)  Any other ideas...  BTW, this would make a great suggestion if there is no way...  just saying.

    Chip Cooper

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:47 PM
  • It seemed to work here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=usingforums&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc&searchTerm=%22double%20quotes%22

    but also know that search in forums is very limited and rather primitive. You can make a new suggestion or vote an existing up over here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=suggest

    Also searching via bing or google seems more productive to me. You can limit the search by using

    site:microsoft.com or site:social.microsoft.com or site:social.msdn.microsoft.com and other variations.

     https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/structured_search

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:51 PM
    Moderator
  • lol, As answers go this is very unsatisfying... :-(   However, it seems as if it's the only solution, offer a suggestion.

    You wouldn't happen to know what url to use to do a site: for technet (url) would you?  If it's possible to narrow down to Windows 10 after all it is a mode du jour?

    Sorry about my knee jerk response to unmark as proposed answer... but, realized that just because I wasn't happy, doesn't mean it wasn't the right answer. (sigh)  So, after some contemplative thought I realized you were right!  The problem isn't that the search with quotes doesn't work, apparently I want it to work for in string of what appears to be a virtually really long word.  The search would be slow, and tie up more resources... however, considering how often search terms in light of the way parameters are given in errors... being able to do this could be quite fruitful.

    I'm thinking either having the option to search in string for the search term, or perhaps, if zero items are returned, having it become an option afterward, though that could get frustrating.  Do you have any thoughts on this?  I know it could be done; but, not sure what best way would be, or perhaps I'm thinking too deeply on it as a suggestion.


    Chip Cooper

    PS: Apparently using google site:social.microsoft.com S-1-15-3-1024 or site:social.microsoft.com "S-1-15-3-1024" doesn't work either... provides completely unrelated, didn't even find the one specific post I know of... 

    However, using site:microsoft.com worked great!!! woo hoo! A definitive Answer! 



    • Edited by Cyberchipz Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:30 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:23 AM