We are in the process of upgrading sitecore website from v7.2 to v8.2 and are not seeing the indexing manager links in sitecore control panel and Developer tab is also not showing up within content editor with builtin admin account login.
Sitecore Developer Tab
By default, Sitecore hides the Developer Tab. In order to active the Developer Tab, you need to right click on the Content Editor Ribbon and select the Developer option from the list. Please see below screenshot.
Sitecore Index Manager Link
It may be that when upgrading to Sitecore 8.2 from 7.2, some items were not properly installed or have been missed.
Make sure that you have the
Indexing Manageritem under the path
/sitecore/content/Applications/Control Panel/Indexing/Indexing Managerin the Core Database.
Make sure that the field
Clickis populated with the value
Note that the index configuration has changed in Sitecore 8.2. In the different indexes (core, master and web), it makes use of the following configuration:
<configuration ref="contentSearch/indexConfigurations/defaultLuceneIndexConfiguration" />
And you need to make sure that all your custom indexes have this configuration. Moreover, the
Sitecore.ContentSearch.Lucene.DefaultIndexConfiguration.config should be something as below: