Indexing Gantt Views in SharePoint

When SharePoint tries to index pages with Gantt views you will get an error similar to:

Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: This view requires at least Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla FireFox 3.0, or Apple Safari 3.0.

This is bug in SharePoint which makes it impossible for the index server to index the Gantt view due to the fact that its user agent is not permitted to crawl the content.

 In order to fix this we need to modify the registry on the index server as follows:

  •  Start Regedit
  • Find the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager\

  • In this key locate the User Agent value


  • Change the value from: 
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; MS Search 6.0 Robot)


    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.3; .NET4.0C; MS-RTC LM 8; Tablet PC 2.0)
  •  Restart the server.

 You should now be able to index these pages without any problems.


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