Remove accounts from people search

Recently came across an issue where there were 3 “David Hendry’s” appearing within people search on SharePoint 2013 / Office 365.  So if a user searched for me, they would see 3 ‘identical’ people to choose from.

The accounts were:

* My main domain account
* My domain admin account
* My cloud admin account

The requirement was to hide cloud admin and domain admin accounts from the search results.

The resolution was to edit the People Search Core Results web part…

I modified the query (shown below) to include the domain name for internal accounts, remove any accounts containing adm_ and onmicrosoft.com.  

query

 

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