Search Returning Incorrect Title for Word Docs

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When search results include a Microsoft Word document, the first line in the document will appear in the results as the document title even though the CMS title is different.

The title is replaced in the SharePoint Search Server Gatherer which is overwriting (by design) the CMS title with the first line from a Word doc which is typically a title. There is a way to change this behavior by creating a key in the registry on the search server, as follows:

  1. Open a command window on the search server (Run as administrator). 
  2. Enter the command below then press Enter: 
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager\EnableOptimisticTitleOverride" /v Data /t REG_DWORD /d 0