FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 CU

If you have SharePoint Server 2010 deployed, running FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010 and have deployed the October 2010 or December 2010 CU for SharePoint Server you may experience the following issue:

If you create a new Site Collection in a Web Application which is connected to a FAST Query SSA and specify a Publishing Site Template the FAST hyperlinks located under “Site Collection Administration” will not display.

The links I am referring to are the following (image shown below):

  • FAST Search keywords
  • FAST Search site promotion and demotion
  • FAST Search user context


A support call has been logged with Microsoft PSS to determine the exact cause of this behaviour.

If you create a site collection using any other site template (Team Site) the links DO appear.

UPDATE: Microsoft has posted a KB with a work around here:

About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure DevOps.

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