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I'm wondering if it's possible to join SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 farm and then configure SharePoint 2010 to be a Search server that can crawl and search SharePoint 2013 content? Unfortunately, I currently don't have enough capacity for building such an environment. I would think that it's possible to join SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 farm. To address my concern, maybe I have to configure Federation Search, right?

Has anyone done the test?

Many thanks.

Regards,

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Yes its possible. Ive not personaly tested it, but it was demoed to me last week. Take a look at the link below

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/alimaz/archive/2012/08/07/service-application-federation-between-sharepoint-2013-and-sharepoint-2010.aspx

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please bear in mind that you can crawl a SharePoint 2010 site from SharePoint 2013 environment but not otherway around

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