By default the search result shows first few words from within the MS word document. When every other document type shows the title of the document, this can be confusing. Below are the steps to correct this and show the document title for word documents.
- Navigate to the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager]
- Change the hexadecimal value for EnableOptimisticTitleOverride to 0 (zero) on the right hand side.
- Restart SharePoint Search service by typing the following commands in command prompt.
- net stop osearch14
- net start osearch14
- Perform a full crawl