Searching vaults from Search.asp with Search Attachments option unchecked returns the wrong results.

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When searching a vault from http:\\evserveralias\enterprisevault\search.asp, and unchecking the Search Attachments option the search includes attachments in the search even though it is unchecked.


This only occurs on archives that have permissions set manually in the vault administration console (VAC).  If archives have manually set permissions implement the following:


  1. Create a WebApp.ini file in ANSI format under the Enterprise Vault directory on the Enterprise Vault server.
  2. Add the following line to the WebApp.ini file:  DelegateCanSeePrivateItems=1
  1. Close out any open search pages, and perform the search again.



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There are no plans to address this issue by way of a hotfix or cumulative hotfix in the current or previous versions of the software at the present time. However, the issue is currently scheduled to be addressed in a future release of the product. Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the defect will be reflected here. 

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